Wind and Rain: The mysterious hold books can have on us

Landlocked Vermont is a far cry from Télumée Miracle’s Guadeloupe. Yet I could not have been closer to her world, even if I was living on the island itself. Sitting on hard plastic seats in the lecture hall at Middlebury College in the summer of ‘98, I was hopeful that my professor’s discourse would give […]

World Suicide Prevention Day

Trigger warning: There are accounts of suicide in this article. Some names have been changed. September 10th was World Suicide Prevention Day. 2020 was the first time I’d heard about it, but it was not the first time I had to deal with the topic.   When I was in middle school in the late 1980s […]