Hurry up and Wait: On Waiting and Loneliness

Jeff Alessandrelli
July 7, 2016
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Hurry up and wait is my favorite baseball expression, and it’s one that, of course, doesn’t pertain only to our nation’s pastime. (Something to ponder: Is baseball still considered America’s national pastime? I’m not sure anymore. Perhaps the years went…

The Kangas of the World

Cody Walker
July 7, 2016
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My five-year-old daughter and I have been reading Winnie-the-Pooh this week. In the seventh chapter, the nativist Rabbit tries to drive out recent arrivals Kanga and Roo by kidnapping Roo and then blackmailing Kanga into leaving the Forest. (“That’s not…

Get Back

Cody Walker
July 1, 2016
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I injured my back in mid-April—and my recovery, or lack of recovery, has been, at times, painful and demoralizing. So I’ve spent much of the past two months on my living room couch. I’ve been reading a lot: reports of…

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