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Meditation for the 99%

Dec 16, 2020


The air freezing. Wind gusting. Tumbleweeds rolling down my street. That’s what winter during a pandemic looks like in my mind.

I’ve read all the lists to prepare for a likely second wave of COVID-19. My workout routine is solid. Therapy is going well.

But none of it feels like enough. Part of me is terrified...

Dec 3, 2020


It really does feel like half the country likes having a racist, misogynist reality TV show star as president. Or they’re willing to tolerate him to “own the libs.” But are Trump supporters really all that different from me?

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Nov 18, 2020

I recently heard someone tell a story that made me feel less powerless about the country's political situation — at least at first.

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Nov 9, 2020


I often find myself wanting to punch Trump supporters in the face. I want to hold them down and force feed them the awareness that the rich and powerful are swindling them.

But that feels shitty. Not because it’s wrong of me to want to do those things.

Because hate burns. It tenses up my shoulders and my gut. It...

Oct 26, 2020

One of my favorite recent movies is the documentary “Free Solo” (2018), in which Alex Honnold climbs the 3,000-foot El Capitan rock wall without a rope.

But my favorite scene isn’t when he summits. Or when he shows off the van he lives in so he can focus on climbing. Or any of the times he nearly falls.

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