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The short, miserable life of an empath

By the time she reached middle school, the empath had learned of the horrors visited upon Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the close of WWII–hence, she developed radiation poisoning, even though both geography and temporality vastly distanced her from those places. Too, she had learned of Fritz Haber, Zyklon B, WWI’s trenches, and the burnings of… Continue reading The short, miserable life of an empath

essays

The view from Prohibition and my thoughts on mass shootings

Prohibition Denver, where the events in question took place In the summer of 2018, I was awaiting a friend in a Denver bar when I heard a series of “pop” noises from outside. Numerous times I had heard noises like this and discovered they were a car’s misfiring, but something about this volley struck me… Continue reading The view from Prohibition and my thoughts on mass shootings