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Late-night thoughts on whether life is worth living

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And why that’s somehow even more offensive than Trump himself

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How experiences become memories, which turn into stories

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And it has, repeatedly, only to be revolutionized and rebuilt. What kind of country will we create now?

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The world may be on pause, but your life isn’t (and other thoughts for the class of coronavirus)

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Isolation has made me realize how vital human connections are

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Television was supposed to be the ultimate idiot box. Then came the internet.

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Most of the time, listening is enough

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To be alive is to solve problems — both real and imagined

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There’s so much to enrage a sane person — not just in the headlines, but in the everyday fabric of our lives

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Timothy Kreider

Tim Kreider is the author of two essay collections, and a frequent contributor to Medium and The New York Times. He lives in NYC and the Chesapeake Bay area.

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