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The Caring Bridge: Cancer and the Meaning of Battles

The Caring Bridge: Cancer and the Meaning of Battles

“Will you come back?” she asked. “Of course,” I said. And I meant to, but I waited too long, and…
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People of the Tomb

People of the Tomb

By Alexandra Barylski Perhaps like me, your family divides, the turbulence of recent events pushing old conversations to a boiling…
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Imagination as a Discipline

Imagination as a Discipline

By Brie Stoltzfus Since my husband is an oil painter, I’m privy on an almost-daily basis to the rigor involved with…
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When It’s Time to Let Go of Your Heroes

When It’s Time to Let Go of Your Heroes

I don’t tell very many people this, but when I grow up, I want to be Toni Morrison or Octavia…
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beneath His cool shadow

beneath His cool shadow

Afternoon shadows stretch from tree to tree, and I am sitting beneath their shelter. The radio thrums with the passion…
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Prologue: On Heights & Hunger

Prologue: On Heights & Hunger

(The following prologue is excerpted from the memoir On Heights & Hunger, forthcoming from Outpost19 in September.) I said the Sinner’s…
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