Hygge

When I first learned about the fire at the Notre Dame cathedral on Monday, my word for the week had already been chosen and this post partially written. As the news updates about the incident began pouring in, I considered choosing different word, a French one that could somehow capture all the feelings surrounding the …

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Hiraeth

"Where are you from?" doesn't seem like a complicated question, but I always struggle to answer it. I spent my childhood years in Wisconsin, where I grew used to moving apartments every couple of years; just as I became old enough to start forming a sense of identity, my family's circumstances brought us to New …

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