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My Little Free Library Helped Me Be a Better Neighbor

Creating connections and conversations around the books in her Little Free Library gave this writer a new point of view during the pandemic.

What Menopause Taught Me About Recognizing Racism

Hot flashes remind me that I am neither too young to experience menopause nor too liberal to examine my complicity in racism. I’m exactly on time.

An Ode to the People and Things That Have Helped Me Weather the Pandemic

As columnist Judi Ketteler reflects on how she’s coping with the pandemic, she knows one thing is for certain: This too shall pass.

Curtis Sittenfeld’s New Novel Reimagines Hillary Clinton

The acclaimed Cincinnati-born novelist Curtis Sittenfeld takes readers on the ultimate “What if...” journey in her new novel, Rodham.

In Defense of the Selfie

Selfies look like the very expression of narcissism, but our columnist argues that maybe these images mean just a little bit more.

How Books and Cats Helped Me Figure Out Who I Was Meant to Be

Written words and furry friends boosted me along the journey to figuring out who I was meant to be.

How to Make Honesty Matter in a Post-Truth World

If you want to rail against dishonesty in others, hold yourself accountable first.

My Freelance River Dance

Working as a full-time freelance writer is a negotiation between effort and luck.

My Life as a Kentucky Buckeye

Raised in Northern Kentucky with a majority of my adult life spent in Ohio, which side do I tie my identity to?

The Upside of Entropy

You can intervene in all kinds of ways—and we do every day—but as far as nature is concerned, it’s a series of one-way streets to a common destination: futility.
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