An Open Letter to George Saunders

An Open Letter to George Saunders

by Angela Doll Carlson June 27, 2017

Damn it, George. I’m tired of crying today. And it’s your fault I’m crying if you must know. I picked up Lincoln in the Bardo because I loved your short story collection, Tenth of December. Whether it was the dark commentary on human nature, the…

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The Anatomy of Aging (or, The Best Year Ever!)

The Anatomy of Aging (or, The Best Year Ever!)

by Angela Doll Carlson February 14, 2017

In about eight months, I’ll turn fifty. I didn’t think it bothered me all that much. Aging and the ascending number on the pull-down menus were just a nuisance more than anything else but this past year I’ve been noticing the ticking clock, the changing calendar.

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Instead of Certainty

Instead of Certainty

by Angela Doll Carlson October 16, 2016

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The Caring Bridge: Cancer and the Meaning of Battles

The Caring Bridge: Cancer and the Meaning of Battles

by Angela Doll Carlson August 25, 2016

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Three More Ways to Give Up

Three More Ways to Give Up

by Angela Doll Carlson June 06, 2016

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We Can Be Heroes: In Memoriam of Harper Lee (And Others)

We Can Be Heroes: In Memoriam of Harper Lee (And Others)

by Angela Doll Carlson February 27, 2016

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Go Set A Watchman: This is NOT a Review

Go Set A Watchman: This is NOT a Review

by Angela Doll Carlson November 18, 2015

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Save Ruminate: Living and Dying and Making a Difference

Save Ruminate: Living and Dying and Making a Difference

by Angela Doll Carlson October 29, 2015

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Fifty Shades of Atticus Finch

Fifty Shades of Atticus Finch

by Angela Doll Carlson August 04, 2015

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Brain Fog Advisory

Brain Fog Advisory

by Angela Doll Carlson July 07, 2015

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[Interview] Luci Shaw: Adventure and Ascent

[Interview] Luci Shaw: Adventure and Ascent

by Angela Doll Carlson June 04, 2015

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Recovering Ourselves: When Technology Fails

Recovering Ourselves: When Technology Fails

by Angela Doll Carlson April 01, 2015

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Rule #1: Never Swim Alone

Rule #1: Never Swim Alone

by Angela Doll Carlson February 17, 2015

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Her Kind: Anne Sexton, Hoarders, and Kinship

Her Kind: Anne Sexton, Hoarders, and Kinship

by Angela Doll Carlson January 15, 2015

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Solstice to Solstice: Waiting for Christmas

Solstice to Solstice: Waiting for Christmas

by Angela Doll Carlson December 23, 2014

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An Apology and an Affirmation; or, In Praise of Yoga Pants

An Apology and an Affirmation; or, In Praise of Yoga Pants

by Angela Doll Carlson October 18, 2014

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All the day

All the day

by Angela Doll Carlson September 23, 2014

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All About Birds

All About Birds

by Angela Doll Carlson July 03, 2014

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Adventures in Extreme Gardening

Adventures in Extreme Gardening

by Angela Doll Carlson June 17, 2014

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Magic and Metal: On Writing and Publishing

Magic and Metal: On Writing and Publishing

by Angela Doll Carlson April 24, 2014

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Everybody Has a Hatchet

Everybody Has a Hatchet

by Angela Doll Carlson April 03, 2014

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I Hope I Do

I Hope I Do

by Angela Doll Carlson January 30, 2014

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Giant in the Road

Giant in the Road

by Angela Doll Carlson November 19, 2013

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Cry Together

Cry Together

by Angela Doll Carlson August 29, 2013

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