Boyfriends & Girlfriends
Falling for a firefighter, staying single, trusting someone with your cat
Featuring Michael Pollan, Craig Childs, John Elder, and more.
Digging Up The Roots
In this desecrated area, the women searching for firewood must dig up the roots of the trees they have long since cut down to make space for crops.
To love another human in all of her splendor and imperfect perfection, it is a magnificent task . . . tremendous and foolish and human.
Not So Different After All
Frans de Waal On Animal Intelligence And Emotions
With the coronavirus we have another interesting issue: how we eat wildlife. Ecologists and conservationists have been saying for fifty years that we shouldn’t be eating everything on the planet.
Sex After Death
I’d thought dating would make me feel less grief, but it was the opposite. I decided to delete my Match.com account and learn to masturbate. I had enough sadness in my own life.
Out Of The Ordinary
I hand my wife the bag, and she finds the two packs of wet wipes. It is the happiest I’ve made her in weeks.
When James is high, he is at his most affectionate. He becomes generous with hugs. He kisses my face all over, eyelids and all. I am ashamed that I like this about his addiction.
sees the old woman — wheelchair bound, pushed by her daughter — glance / out the window, and goes in back / to fetch a shower cap. The woman tugs her daughter’s shirt and says, almost / inaudibly, It’s raining. / And it is raining. Barely.
God, it feels good to be a crazy bitch. / To stand straddle-legged in a slip dress and stilettos / lashing out recriminations, nonsensical accusations / that leave his mouth agape. To stop being understanding, / reasonable. To rage with the heat of a thousand tigers in your heart.