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July 7, 2016

I won’t feel anything, so goes my theory. If I don’t watch, then I won’t feel anything; my negotiation inspires a banal exhaustion. The devastating sun gawks over New York, in increasing degrees, down to the sidewalk. I feel nothing but heat. I feel the heat on my skin. If I don’t watch then I […]

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Everyone is a Writer

June 29, 2016

The content war requires bodies. Freelancers stand on line outside new media’s office building, the queue stretching back to Jersey: some writers hold crisp pitches fresh from the imagination; others look for staff positions with resumes tucked under their arms; all of them audition for pittances relative to the value of their words, their lives. Give […]

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Stealing from the Dead

June 23, 2016

Once, I left behind two hundred books as a failed life—and all its accruements, from divorce to despondency with a dash of unemployment—dragged itself into the trash bin. I relocated from New Jersey to New York in 2012 weightless without all those books voracious readers cherish yet loathe to move. The void presented an opportunity, one which […]

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