By Jami Ingledue — BEHIND DOMESTIC LINES

Dear Mama,

I see you.

I see your big open heart and your fierce love for your babies, your desire to do right by them, a desire so big that it often feels bigger than yourself.

I see your courage. You have faced…


By Irena Ioannou — GAZE

My children’s teachers always worried me. At every start of the season, I kept wondering whether the new ones were paying enough attention to my kids. If they knew that their role went way beyond teaching algebra and grammar, and that their mission also entailed…


By Mike Hembury — SOAPBOX

“Unless there are rapid, sustained and large-scale reductions of climate change-causing greenhouse gas emissions, including CO2, methane and others, the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C compared to pre-industrial levels, as enshrined in the Paris Agreement, will be beyond reach.” …


By Tim Clark — HEAD ABOVE WATER

This is in honor of my sometime friend, sometime nemesis and longtime co-worker, Diana, who made her exit, stage left, and started her sequel ahead of me. Well played, Diana well played.

I’ve planned on how to quit my job ever since I…


By Ryan M. Moser — FROM THE INSIDE

Liberty: the right to act without restraint as long as the actions do not interfere with the equivalent rights of others

I gave up my liberty the moment I committed a crime, and the autonomy I’d held so dear throughout my lifetime…


By Irena Ioannou — GAZE

In 2020 Christina Hammock Koch, a female astronaut, returned to Earth after 319 days in space. Her journey constitutes the longest mission ever performed by a woman astronaut. Koch had also been one of the members of the first all-woman spacewalk performed in October 2019…


By Ryan M. Moser — FROM THE INSIDE

March 11, 2020 — This whole thing is crazy. The world news said there’s a new pandemic out there and the US might go on lockdown. Everyone on tv is starting to wear masks. A crisis is building outside of prison and…


By Caroline Donahue — THE BOOK DOCTOR

Writing projects often begin as murmurs. An idea tugging at your sleeve, hoping you’ll listen to what it has to say.

All the novel ideas that have come to me have arrived quietly, most often in the middle of doing something else. …


By Tim Clark — HEAD ABOVE WATER

“He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left” — Chinese Proverb

It was a long road to work this morning. It wasn’t the road though, I didn’t even pay attention to that. It was the time that…


By Irena Ioannou — GAZE

I am furious. The talk of the town in my country is that a wealthy pilot finally confessed to murdering his much younger Brit wife, Caroline, and hanging their dog, after 37 days of feigning the devastated husband in front of the media and the…

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