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By Ben Sutherland

By Ben Sutherland

By Sarah D. Park

I was reading Rebecca Solnit’s book The Faraway Near, and she wrote about leprosy as a physical condition and as a social metaphor. Interestingly enough, leprosy “strangles nerves, kills off feeling, and what you cannot feel you cannot take care of: not the disease but the patient does the damage.” (more…)

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Photo by Kate Ter Haar

Photo by Kate Ter Haar

By Debbie Gin

Almost ten years ago, I endured one of the most painful experiences in my life.  Twice.  We lost our first child at 8 weeks in utero; we eventually named her Cadence.  Then less than a year later, we lost Nathanial at 10 weeks in utero. (more…)

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Photo by col_adamson

By Diana Gee

If there was something that my dad truly loved aside from his family and fishing, it would be his late 70’s Dodge Ram van. Not of the generation that takes on debt, my father saved a pretty penny to purchase a van that was more steel-box than ram. We spent a lot of time in that van, especially going to lakes where fish lie waiting. But none spent more time on that van than my father. He spent countless hours studying the manual, tinkering with the mechanics and maintaining its life. (more…)

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