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Home is Wearing a Google Sweatshirt and Judging You

Home is Wearing a Google Sweatshirt and Judging You

| October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

She has probably subsisted on stir fry, soylent, and almond milk for the past two months, and while she occasionally branches out to grilled or raw salmon, she must know its precise point of origin before risking ingestion.

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The Memory of Teeth

The Memory of Teeth

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Teeth will tell us not only what we used to be, but even where we came from. They sit like abandoned road signs at the crossing between Nature and Nurture.

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Stronger Together, The Borg’s New Recruiting Campaign

Stronger Together, The Borg’s New Recruiting Campaign

| October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Borg and the Federation, ironically enough, share many similarities. They both seek betterment through difference; they both participate in exploration… Valuing difference, [however,] does not necessitate diversity.

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The Perils of Hope

The Perils of Hope

| September 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I was in Spain, my host mother tried to encourage me to be more hopeful. I was applying for my current job, Writing Consultant, and she said that if I believed I would get it, I’d be more likely to actually get it. I disagreed.
“I’ll do my best on the interview,” I said. “And then I’ll avoid thinking about it… indefinitely.”

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Fearful Familiarity

Fearful Familiarity

| May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

After Trump won, my sister said we “were in the darkest timeline.” And certainly dystopia has its relevance in times such as these.

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The End of the World

The End of the World

| May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Don’t you wonder how you’d handle the end of the world? I bet you’ve thought of how you’d handle the zombie apocalypse, if nothing else.

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In All Her Seasons

In All Her Seasons

| May 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

We are changeable creatures. We follow certain rules, consistent as trees in our inconsistency.

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No Man Is An Island, Damn It

No Man Is An Island, Damn It

| May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

No man is an island, but that doesn’t mean I’m happy about it.

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The View from Downstairs

The View from Downstairs

| May 2, 2017 | 1 Comment

But this isn’t what people picture when they think of ambition, is it? I think they picture someone climbing Mt. Everest, or a man in a suit looking out the window of a high rise — thinking not of his view, but of the view from the office above him.

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