This Week in Essays


At pidgeonholes, Wendy Elizabeth Wallace writes on lying about her failing vision.

For Arcturus, Sara Gerend considers the indelible memories of a childhood home.

“It was a disorder from which we were forever trying to emerge into order, like people clawing a slimy bank, only to slump back into the ooze.” Rebecca Solnit digests the Trump era at Lit Hub.

Anna Spargo-Ryan writes on what it’s like navigating her ADHD over at Meanjin.

For Outside Magazine, Dan Schwartz investigates the mysterious practice of dowsing.


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