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You’ve heard it all, I’m sure: Some people are morning people, others are night owls, blah blah and so on. I’ve written about this dichotomy in the past because I hate it just that much.

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A number of years ago, in the immediate aftermath of the prolonged and heart-wrenching breakup that almost ruined my life, a friend sent me an essay she thought I should read. I absorbed the highlights:

Go, even though you love him.
Go, even though he’s kind and faithful and dear to…

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Get vaccinated, pandemic over. Oh, how innocent we once were (like three months ago).

Now, the majority of us — I presume — find ourselves at various phases of getting used to the idea of living with a pandemic. Emphasis on the ‘living.’ Which means going back to the activities…

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Many of us, particularly in the U.S., are in a pickle: Someone we know and hold dear, or someone who is loved by someone we know and hold dear, is on the opposite side of the Covid-19 vaccine debate.

From sea to shining sea and beyond, disagreement on this matter…

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As a very small child, I would rouse myself out of bed on Saturday mornings at 7am to watch Pee Wee’s Playhouse. (I barely spoke English at the time but had a fully developed sense of camp.) When the show was over, I went back to bed for another hour.

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The other day, a colleague mentioned an exchange he’d recently had with a stranger at a wedding. It was a small talk situation and, of course, the pandemic became the ice-breaker subject. The stranger sighed. “I’m so tired of talking about this,” he said.

How do we do small talk…

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Yesterday I was on the phone with my best friend, Carmen when she asked if I’d been following the news about Simone Biles. I said I had, sort of. I knew that the U.S. gymnastics virtuoso had just withdrawn from the Olympic finals, citing her mental health. …

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A few months ago, I found myself with a crisis of motivation. I’d just left a job and was in no rush to find another. I had a little bit of money to hold me over for a few months. For the first time in my adult life — and…


Earlier this summer, I’d just wrapped up a reporting trip and other things too dull to mention, when I wrote an op-ed that went low-key viral. …

The face of dehydration

I’ll start with the point.

A few days ago, I had a terrible fight with my partner of more than six years. I’m talking, BAD. The cause? We were thirsty.

No, seriously. That’s it. We were on a southwestern hiking trip and had gotten worrisomely dehydrated, thus reduced to a…

Kelli María Korducki

Currently: Writer, editor, author at-large | Recently: Senior Books Editor @ Forge

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