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My parents accumulate people. There were always extras around our home, for Thanksgiving, for Christmas, for Sunday afternoon generic communing. Mom and Dad downsized about ten years ago. Fortunately, they didn’t downsize their desire to informally adopt a lovely variety … Continue reading
I met Mademoiselle in the fall of 1993. We were sudden housemates at the rundown Phi Rho Sigma medical fraternity. Please understand that Phi Rho wasn’t a frat in the Animal House sense of the word. No goldfish, no hazing, … Continue reading
It’s hard to explain my love for the physical place of Oberlin: a flat landscape, crosshatched streets, the howling winds of winter and sweltering humidity of summer. The exclusive-trying-to-be-inclusive liberal arts college and economically-depressed town attempt to negotiate a symbiotic … Continue reading
I tried giving up sweets for Lent this year. Christina, one of my friends, accomplished this insane task a couple years ago. She felt great. I figured why not give it a go – not for any religious reason, but … Continue reading
I wrote a 900 word post this morning, a (hopefully) thought-provoking piece about the perils of our criminal justice system for those living with mental illness. The whole thing was set within the context of a friend’s current incarceration. Ace … Continue reading