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What Bird Watching Gave Me After My Miscarriage

It was satisfying to see those robins, sparrows, and starlings, because they were still with us. They had stayed.

Sep 19, 2018
Cover Photo: Photography courtesy of the author
My Grandfather Helps Me Find Myself, Even Though He's Gone

My family isn’t religious, but we have a saying that we do believe in my grandfather. And an essay he wrote about me reminds me to believe in myself.

Sep 18, 2018
Cover Photo: Why I Needed to See the Heart of Padre Pio by Nina St. Pierre
Why I Needed to See the Heart of Padre Pio
An obsession with a Catholic saint and his relics made me think about the pieces of myself I had offered up to others.
Sep 13, 2018
Cover Photo: Wendy Xu
The Place We Once Called Home: A Comic
How do you mourn someone who is still alive, who might as well be a stranger now?
Sep 12, 2018
Cover Photo: Courtesy of @littlespottedfawn on Instagram
I Stopped Dyeing My Gray Hair as an Act of Resistance
Beauty and its pursuit can be art, a delight, a terrific party. But a party you must attend every day isn’t a party at all. It’s an unpaid job.
Sep 06, 2018
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On the Haunting Beauty of Roadside Crosses in New Mexico
The roadside cross is a jarring balance of the emotional poles, internal and external, surely an action by and for the remaining soul—not the one who has departed.
Sep 11, 2018
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Finding Faith Beyond God on the Camino de Santiago
For me, loss of faith was hollowing. Can you believe in miracles without believing in God?
Sep 10, 2018
Cover Photo: Romel Jacinto via Flickr
Why We Cross the Border in El Paso
I felt my mom’s grip tighten around my hand as dozens surged across the Rio Grande, the water waist-high. Adults held children in their arms or carried them in rebozos across their backs. We watched as the Border Patrol agents caught and detained some people while dozens more ran past.
Aug 30, 2018
Cover Photo: The Dead and Other Unchosen Things by Andra Nicolescu
The Dead and Other Unchosen Things
We only used this table for special occasions, for Christmas and New Year’s and birthdays. And for the dead.
Sep 14, 2018
Cover Photo: Art by Isabelle Laureta for Catapult
Mae and Me
The two years after Daniel’s disappearance felt like a decade. My colleagues and students couldn’t decide whether to treat me like a widow or divorcée. Mae treated me like neither.
Sep 07, 2018
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Dusty Secrets and Sleights of Hand
She whispered his words, trying to rekindle the magical spell Hubert had placed over her mother that day. Ruth hated him for doing what she couldn’t. He left.
Aug 31, 2018