Politics

The careful curation of our cautious lives

So I’m fresh off a meeting with my counselor—yes, I meet with a shrink—and we ended up talking about my anxiety as a writer attempting to confront… Let me stop there, because I struggle with what to call it. Comfort? Conformity? Full context: we were talking about why I feel pressure to please my parents (keep […]

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Is this Good?

We’ve all seen it happen before. The teacher drawn into an arguing with a student. The assistant coach questioning another coach’s instructions while working with players. The real estate agent pushing a house they can’t sell on impressionable clients. The doctor who receives samples from a pharmaceutical company and finds herself prescribing their products. The mortgage […]

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The 5 Don’ts of Social Media

Rule #1: Don’t be a scroll-whore. Oh, I know—I do it too. Sitting in bed, on the couch, on the shitter, scrolling endlessly through my Twitter feed, face vapid and expressionless as a cow chewing its cud. But really, is that the point of social media? No—hence the word “social.” Yes, we want to see […]

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Make America Normal Again

I just had a vision. A crazy, remarkable, truly wondrous epiphany. In fact, I can’t believe I’m the first person to have thought of this… ok, here it is—ready? Be a normal person. That’s it. Just be normal. No more conspiracy theories from reddit or InfoWars. No more pretending fake fucking news is real news […]

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