Forget I Said It

Cody Walker
May 23, 2016
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According to a recent essay in the New York Times, Americans feel pretty awful on Mondays. Google searches for “depression” and “anxiety” are at their highest; searches for “jokes” are at their lowest. But wait: Don’t we seek out laughter…

The joy that has no stem nor core

Dora Malech
May 21, 2016
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The joy that has no stem nor core, Nor seed that we can sow, Is edible to longing, But ablative to show. By fundamental palates Those products are preferred Impregnable to transit And patented by pod. —Emily Dickinson * My…

The Power of Ritual and Routine?

Jeff Alessandrelli
May 17, 2016
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What power does ritual and routine hold in a writer’s life? It obviously depends on the writer. “Routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition,” wrote W.H. Auden in 1958, further stating that “A modern stoic knows that…

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