Monthly Archives: June 2017

“We Mend Broken Hearts”

I returned yesterday (6/29/17) from the hospital where I had implanted a cardiac pacemaker. The periodic “pre-syncope” experiences that necessitated this medical procedure included my feeling faint, feeling I’m about to pass out, and, in one case, briefly losing consciousness. … Continue reading

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Effects of Political Violence

Belleville, Illinois, resident James Hodgkinson left for Washington D.C. several weeks ago in order to “fix the tax system,” according to his wife Suzanne. Before leaving, he sold all his belongings, she reported. Political activist Hodgkinson then shocked our nation … Continue reading

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Sarah Hepola’s Alcohol Recovery III: Lessons

From as early as eight years old, Sarah loved beer. She took her first sip at age six, first stole it at seven. InĀ Blackout: Remembering The Things I Drank to ForgetĀ (Grand Central, 2015), Sarah Hepola, personal essays editor at Salon.com, … Continue reading

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Sarah Hepola’s Alcohol Recovery Story II Recovery

In Blackout: Remembering The Things I Drank to Forget (Grand Central, 2015), Sarah Hepola, personal essays editor at Salon.com, shares with rare vulnerability and wit how using alcohol spiraled her life downward. She also details how, slowly, she began to … Continue reading

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