Tuesday, September 29 2020 - 12:09 PM

In Between

The Present is a Gift

“So,” she said, “What do you like to do for fun?” My silence took us both by surprise. It had been years since anyone had …

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Persistent

My aunt Kaisa is one of my favorite people in the world. I affectionately call her “Titi,” which is a nickname meaning “aunt,” commonly used …

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A Lot of Work

“I’m cynical,” I said as I sat across from my best friend at a small French restaurant that had been the talk of the very …

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Be Bold

“Take me to the supermarket!” is a phrase I didn’t think I would find myself yelling at the top of my lungs to my best …

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Harsh Feedback

Fledgling songwriters, some of whom I have never met before, often email me and ask me to listen to their music. I used to get …

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The Missing Piece

My nephew put his face in his hands and let out a long deep sigh. That sigh came from somewhere deep inside of him. I …

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Paralysis of Analysis

“You have ‘paralysis of analysis,'” said Mr. Kendall, my 8th grade science teacher after an hour of sitting with me. I was supposed to have …

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Imaginary Arguments

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been known to be very level headed. It’s still pretty rare for me to be angry with …

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