How Not to Explode with Anxiety in a Time of Ecological Disaster

I was born in 1990, bare months after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The first news story I remember is watching reports of the Oklahoma City bombings, which someone had left on the TV where five-year-old me could see. Like other Nineties kids I grew up with a slew of environmentalist entertainment, from recycling … Continue reading How Not to Explode with Anxiety in a Time of Ecological Disaster

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Week 12: Ancestors, the Mighty Dead

I think of myself as being largely disconnected from my biologic family beyond the household I was raised in. On my mother's side, I only have one living relative who I'm not close to. On my father's side, both grandparents have since passed. After especially my grandmother's death and a family crisis, that side of … Continue reading Week 12: Ancestors, the Mighty Dead