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How to End a Year Without Time

Detail from Q’s homemade zine

The calendar said that 2020 began on January 1 like always, but the year had its own official start for each of us. Our kids’ school abruptly decided to close a day early in mid-March for spring break, and at the time we all thought we’d be back to something like normal when school resumed. Instead, M&Q, our high school son and daughter, launched their 2020 in their typical ways: That Friday the 13th of March, M was booked for a show…




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Roblin Meeks

Roblin Meeks

Essayist, lapsed professional philosopher, associate dean of ice cream. Author of creative nonfiction about work, love, self and other stuff. Welcome, pals.

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