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At first, every time the quarry had a group scheduled, the same level of panic would hit all over again.

Real Teacher, Fake Dinosaur Quarry 

I walk out onto our fake dinosaur quarry, and watch in fear as a line of second graders get ready to witness my first time delivering the lesson. Read...
Jackie Sizemore    |   12.5.17   |   SHARE
Long Reads
Photo: Lilly Dancyger

Wearing Dead People’s Clothing

Three of my favorite t-shirts used to belong to dead people. I wear them when I want to feel my departed loved ones close to me. Read...
Lilly Dancyger    |   07.18.17   |   SHARE
Long Reads
Much of the food we ate ran along these lines: not unrecognizable to the average American, but not at all the same.

Eating Lunch In Palestine 

I was an American Jew in Palestine. I wondered if I had made a mistake in coming here, in leaving the relative safety of my hotel in Jerusalem, or Read...
Naomi Tomky    |   05.9.17   |   SHARE
Long Reads
I know that there’s no quick fix for Frank, no way to save him from his suffering.

On Love And Pain 

On loving a partner who's in chronic pain. Read...
Anne Carmack    |   03.29.17   |   SHARE
Voices
I am no longer that little girl who counts the days until she leaves me.

Meeting My Friend At 10, Saying Goodbye At 50

“My friend” was ever faithful despite my hostility towards her presence. Every 28 days, like clockwork, she would arrive. Read...
Gloria DiFulvio    |   03.13.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
Maybe God blessed me with a miserable virus so I could take a little break.

To The Doctor Who Said "God Bless You"

*/ /*-->*/ No, I didn’t get a flu shot this year. Or last year. Um, or the year before. And last week, I had the flu. I went to the Medemerge 30 Read...
Erica Landis    |   03.13.17   |   SHARE
Essays
This is the beginning of what will be an incandescent affair between a son and his mother.

Frozen: Stuck In Time After The Birth Of A Stillborn Baby

Have you ever googled “baby ashes urn”? Has that ever been the highlight of your day? Have you gotten a renewed energy with this type of shopping Read...
Kate Suddes    |   03.10.17   |   SHARE
Families
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Mothers And Daughters At The Chelsea Hotel

My mother and I may never see eye to eye on politics, and our value systems may seldom align. Sometimes it feels like we try to breach this divide; Read...
Patricia Grisafi    |   03.9.17   |   SHARE
Essays