Fire Island

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The Mysterious Lives of Appalachian Hermits

The Appalachian Mountains are rich in hermit history and lore, most of which has been forgotten by scholars and historians. And this isn’t surprising, since hermits, due to their status as self-imposed exiles and social critics, often function as mere footnotes to the mainstream...


Which Truth, Patricia?

Let’s pretend I’m telling a story. Let’s pretend the story’s not telling me.




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Any relationship, she thinks, is like watching the images surface on a developing Polaroid. [...] Lately, it seems as if most of their conversations are held either through or about the cats.