Musings

Running to the Sea

Running in the New Hampshire winter requires preparation. In my old bedroom in my parents’ house, I keep a collection of…

A Shelf of One’s Own

Recently, a vivid memory bubbled up from when I was about 9. It was lunchtime and I’d retreated to the school…

Fear and Politics

I can differentiate fear’s arrival in my body. When a car leaps around a corner without warning, there’s a hot zap…

A Reunion With Philia

Across the Universe—a musical set in the ‘60s but made in 2007, whose plot is inspired by a somewhat random…

Wisdom and Teeth

One of quickest ways to check the age of a horse is to pry open its jaws. Though the horse-dealing business rife with…

Makeup

My makeup routine has come a long way since I grudgingly began dabbing concealer onto newly appearing red spots, those dreaded hormonal…