In the last nine months, I have had 1,043 and one-half conversations about college. 387 people have asked me where … Continue Reading An Ode to College from a Place of Limbo
“My family played a card game two hours after we put grandma in the cold Oregon ground. To be specific, we played Cards Against Humanity—a party game for horrible people, as it says on the little black box. I think that’s a fair description—of my family that is.”
Father Lichtenberg departed the church through the back door, removed his white tab collar, and lit a cigarette in the … Continue Reading The Offering
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“Where’s the white wrapping paper?” yelled my mother, as she helped me finish wrapping the presents before my coach arrived. … Continue Reading American Disparities and How We Can Solve Them
America’s current political climate is full of close-mindedness and division, perhaps more so than any time in the nation’s history. … Continue Reading How To Have Political Discourse In The New America
One of the great problems in the world is also one of the most invisible, because — by its nature — it asks to be hidden and saps our ability to spot its symptoms. But to generalize grossly, few things so undermine human well-being as the sickness of shame.
Welcome to the first installment of Campfire Stories! Listen to R.A. Dewan read and then discuss Back To The River. … Continue Reading Campfire Stories: Back To The River
In the aftermath of the Florida shooting, many have demanded that the government solve the problem, through stricter gun control … Continue Reading On The Florida School Shooting
The dark truth is that it’s become very hard to find anyone and certainly anything more interesting than a smartphone. … Continue Reading Phones: The Ugly Truth
To lay claim to any respectability or competence, we know that we must keep up with the news. That is … Continue Reading The Real “Fake News”
I love Halloween. It’s the one time of year everyone wears a mask, not just me. People think it’s fun … Continue Reading A Traditional Love Story
It’s an hour into my regular shift as I knock on the door. “Open,” he replies. “Looks like it’ll rain … Continue Reading Let Them See
She’s been gone for three days now. I haven’t left my house. Today I haven’t left my bed. I’m not … Continue Reading Fear Squared
We all know Roadkill, remains of animals on the side of the road that decrease slowly with every passing day. But the familiar blood trails are not always what they appear to be.
He had to reach the river without killing someone. Long ago his failing eyesight took his driver’s license and arthritis … Continue Reading Back To The River