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The Gift of Fire: What the Anger Teaches

September 9, 2019 // 0 Comments

I smelled the fire before I knew what it was. I couldn’t see it or feel it, but the air smelled wrong. An acrid, smoky scent hung in the air as I went about my day, tending [...]

The Boy In The Playroom

July 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

When I was seven, I was healed by a miracle. That’s how my parents always told it. The night before, we’d had company. It was a weeknight, which meant my sister and I [...]

What You’ll Remember

July 31, 2018 // 0 Comments

Previously published on The Next Good Thing. Over the past several years, my mom’s dementia has been slowly progressing. While her mind has been fading, her body has [...]

Notes from Nanea | Ordinary Sad

June 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

My dear Sweatpants & Coffee tribe, I woke up the other day feeling sad. There’s the Big Sad, because, you know, terrible, not-fun life events, but then there’s also [...]

Personal Essay | The Strength in Weaknesses

February 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Minnesota is corn. Lots of it. Like, you are literally surrounded by corn. The second thing that comes to mind when I think [...]
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