Art by Margot Koch
by Staff Writer Beth Wareham
Every athlete knows you rip it apart before you can build it; that’s the nature of muscle. By stressing the muscles under progressively heavier weight, you break apart the muscle fibers under exertion. When you cease lifting the weight, resting muscles rearrange the broken fibers and reform into new configurations, making you stronger. With consistency and commitment, anyone can be...
Growing Up Is a Process
We are in a period in history when there is a worldwide move toward nationalism. This is vastly different from patriotism. Nations, peoples, do have different characteristics, different interests, different resources, and different strengths. You know what they say. Heaven is where the police are British, the chefs Italian, the...
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Black Beauty
Loneliness comes with the territory of being a black woman fully seated in her power; not even rose water is a scent strong enough to cover up its smell. Our power comes from reception. We take the world in, let it penetrate us. We run the world through our body...
Worldwide Maranasati
Buddhists meditate on a corpse – preferably one “swollen and bloated;’ putrid and turning to skeleton as vultures, dogs and worms feast; tendons dangling off femurs and tibias – to stay connected to the irrefutable fact that life ends. All life. It’s called maranasati and, in its true form, you...
Art by: Margot Koch
I know the world is waiting to hear that Derek Chauvin is guilty of murder. There will be cheers of victory when he is sentenced. I, for one, do not feel this way. I don’t for a minute wish to exonerate Chauvin. What he committed was a truly tragic act....
Cecily Brown
I loved Nancy Drew novels as a kid. I had most of them, and the ones I didn’t, I checked out of the local library as often as they would allow me to. I loved reading about how resourceful and clever Nancy was, finding little clues, answering difficult riddles, and...

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