Epigraph

"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect." -Anaïs Nin "The trouble is, you think you have time." -Buddha I've written a lot in the past about the past. I've written vividly about my failed attempt at breastfeeding, getting tendonitis at my first fast food job, reconciling with my mother--and each …

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the rate of death is directly proportional to the rate of life

Guest writer Tahimi's poem, "the rate of death is directly proportional to the rate of life," in The Elixir. I am 22 years old and hopefully, wistfully, 60 years from death. I used to dream about traveling the globe, stabbing a flag into the tips of the Himalayan mountains, or snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, a school …

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A PC Season’s Greetings To You

In most of America—especially in the South—Christianity is a part of everyday life. This is accentuated during the holidays. Children are let out of school for “Christmas Break,” they pledge allegiance to “one nation under God,” and currency is inscribed with God’s name. Many people are of the opinion that being “politically correct” is a …

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