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Pre and post float

I’m getting ready for another float. I wanted to write in my paper-and-pen journal beforehand to focus on the things I want to come from the float but I gave myself a hectic unproductive morning of trying harder and harder

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Something I’ve been thinking about a lot is who needs me and who doesn’t, who I need and who I don’t. On an emotional level of course, in practical matters everyone’s replaceable, eventually. On an emotional level though, it’s much

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Walking done 45th in fall

It’s my decided-to-kill-myself-aversary. Actually it was somewhere in the middle of October, I remember that I was on the C train in the morning, that I said I’d give myself until the 30th to think about killing myself and then

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Do they make you better?

I came across this question in the book How To Fall In Love With Anybody. I’d heard it before but I can’t remember where. It’s the most important thing you can ask about your romantic partner or any relationship really.

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Separate what was said from how it was said

Let’s say our coworkers are named Fry and Bender. Bender points out something Fry is doing wrong. But he points it out like a complete jerk. So Fry, in surprise and hurt, tries to defend what he’s doing. This is

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The case against hope

On the album American Slang by Gaslight Anthem, a favourite band of mine for years, there’s a line I quoted to someone who was angrily describing how life should be. “Stop clicking your red heels and wishing for home.” After

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