Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about love and death. Not the loud romantic love, or the fall-off-a-cliff death, but the quiet sentiment at the end of a voicemail from someone who would never call again. Mostly, I’ve been thinking about words left unsaid, voicemails never left and connections broken before they were made. That […]

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On this week’s episode of the podcast “This American Life,” host Ira Glass talked about people trying to become something they aren’t. The first part of the episode, entitled “Becoming a Badger,” included a report of a man trying to do just that: become a badger. As I listened to the ways this full-grown man […]

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