Pregnant, then Ruptured

Originally posted on Longreads:
Joanna Petrone | Longreads | August 2017 | 28 minutes (7,729 words) ? It comes on suddenly as a gas main explosion, the feeling of being grabbed tightly from within and twisted. I am standing at the front of my classroom, at one, almost, with its beige institutional carpeting and faint…

Lacuna

Originally posted on The Renegade Press:
Some days are harder than others. There are times when I barely notice that you’re not around. Some days my life can seem so busy that I almost feel complete. I have a job that despite my shortcomings, I have managed to excel at. I have my writing; I…

Can Apple End Internet Addiction?

Originally posted on Longreads:
According to Tristan Harris, it’s going to take more than infinite willpower for billions of people to resist the infinite scroll of the attention economy. It’s going to take regulation, reform, and Apple becoming something of an acting government. Harris — a former Google design ethicist and the founder of Time Well Spent,…

Did You Know? (Aug 15)

Sand cats, Felis margarita, are found throughout regions in Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East, but studying them is particularly frustrating for researchers since the cats’ highly adapted paws—which are covered with wiry, black fur to protect the pads of their paws from scorching desert sand—render their footprints almost invisible. Foreign accent syndrome is a […]