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Humans 101

Or, what I learned from 100 people over 50

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Lived Through This

Sometimes our bodies are best left alone

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This Is Us

On anti-Asian hate, allyship, and protecting our moms and dads

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This Is Us

A psalm of sleep apnea, shit in the shower, and life

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This Is Us

An ode to the meditative power of train travel

Snowy Amtrak platform.
Snowy Amtrak platform.
Photo: Dipanjan Chatterjee/Unsplash


Humans 101

Lessons for a life well-lived

Watercolor illustration of a person standing on a colorful globe holding a globe.
Watercolor illustration of a person standing on a colorful globe holding a globe.
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This Is Us

It’s an alternative to waste—but also proof of life

Shelves of books in a quaint New England thrift store.
Shelves of books in a quaint New England thrift store.
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Humans 101

Many of us neglect our own needs to avoid seeming self-centered — and then we wonder why we’re so unhappy

Portrait of a person—wearing a bob haircut, big dark sunglasses, and an orange knitted sweater—looking to the left side of the image in a very dark space. Reflected in the sunglasses is an open window showing a sliver of blue sky on each lens.
Portrait of a person—wearing a bob haircut, big dark sunglasses, and an orange knitted sweater—looking to the left side of the image in a very dark space. Reflected in the sunglasses is an open window showing a sliver of blue sky on each lens.
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This Is Us

The eternal struggle between ‘reward people’ and ‘punishment people’

Shadows of an older person and younger person walking together.
Shadows of an older person and younger person walking together.
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How visiting Appalachia helped me begin to understand my family

A photo of my dad and his family visiting Hillsboro, Ohio, in 1964. My dad is the little boy rubbing his eye, leaning on his grandpa’s knee.

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