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I Like My Coffee Bitter, Like My Heart

October 9, 2014 // 11 Comments

As I step into church on Sunday morning, I clutch my latte mug as though it’s my tie to earth. The lady guarding the door shifts as I approach. Her hand blocks my way. [...]

The Illusion Of Independence | Essay

July 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Rae is the only son of a ex-Special Forces soldier in the South African Defense Force, so naturally a large chunk of his childhood was spent on army bases and remote places, [...]

Essay | The Sand Collar

July 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

In “The Sand Collar,” by Susan Clements, guest essayist on Sweatpants and Coffee, the ocean haunts a young child in search of her mother’s love:    The Sand Collar At [...]
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