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  • Totally Connected and Never Feeling Lonelier “Are you bringing yours?” Steph asked as we set out for our weekly hike around Alameda. “God no,” I said, “I need a break – I’m like a freak.” “Me too,” she said, throwing her hands in the air, “don’t even ask.” So we would be champions then. We would muster the ...
  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation Remember that essay you had to write the first day back from summer vacation when you were a kid? This is what I hope I can write in a few months when September rolls around: That some mornings I started the day in my nightgown on the side porch, in a ...
  • The Parting of the Veils I keep wanting to text my younger brother Wally, who is recovering from surgery in Los Angeles. I keep wanting to ask him, “What’s it like now?” to find out if he’s still standing in the light that shone when the veils parted two weeks ago, when a football sized ...

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