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Newsletter 14: How can I be happy and single?

Hello and welcome again to the Spiralbound newsletter, in which we link to our own stories and to great stories elsewhere. First up: the features we ran last week:

  • Ask Olive: How Can I Be Happy and Single? It’s the return of our new comics advice column, where the questions are typed but the answers are illustrated — come by and let us know what you think. (And submit a question, too, if you like: askoliveforhelp@gmail.com.) I’ll put another teaser from her answer at the end of this newsletter.
  • Raccoon Residential,” by Deb Lucke. “What was that? I thought. I’d never seen such a thing. And then it dawned on me...”
  • In the Park,” by Tom Daly. “Some days I really miss the younger versions of my children.”
  • Total Madness,” by Jamaica Dyer. Recollections of the 2017 total eclipse (a year ago last week!), and “a journey into the heart of Oregon.” (What were you doing?)

Elsewhere:

“Despite our fundamental incompatibility, my husband and I were each other’s best friend and preferred conversation partner.”

That’s it for now, but we’ll be back later this week. In parting, here’s one more panel from Olive’s latest:

Thanks for reading,

-Edith Z.