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Human Parts
A publication from Medium about humanity: yours, mine, and ours.

THIS IS US

How an eight-year-old kid with the exact hairstyle I wanted saved my entire day

ever so slowly, gently gently away. Photo courtesy of the author.


THIS IS US

When social distance closes, we get to remember that we’re all in this mess of life together

Photo: Yogesh Pedamkar/Unsplash


This Is Us


THIS IS US

In a time of mass unwitnessed death, I hang out in cemeteries. It’s more comforting than you’d think.

A cemetery. It’s not that spooky, really.
Pictured: My social life. Photo by Sandra Seitamaa on Unsplash


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When my daughter died, I phased out of your reality

Painting, oil on canvas, by Emily Dooley

Part one: The many ways I’m separate


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Is it my fault that my dog isn’t faultless?


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And taught me what’s really important in life

Image by Erik Drost via Wikimedia Commons


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Thirteen days from Boston to Los Angeles, with my mother and brother

illustration: Nikita Klimov


THIS IS US

A simple guide


THIS IS US

A meditation on the gifts of death inspired by the failure of my first bouquet, plus an exercise in creating from decay

Goodbye, bouquet. Photo by the author

Human Parts

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