A Brief Reflection on the Nature of Home

Joseph Natali, C’19 I sit on my porch, pipe in hand, reclining in a decaying camp chair while fragrant smoke curls around my head. It’s too hot for the end of September, and I wonder if it has anything to do with the burning forest the next state over. A year ago, sweat would haveContinue reading “A Brief Reflection on the Nature of Home”

The Pact of Silence

Jessica Ackerman, C’20 I never knew my uncle, but I always liked to look at his photo. It was framed and perfectly placed on a top shelf in my mom’s childhood home. The house was home to many, the side door—never the front—constantly opening to welcome in family, both blood-related and otherwise. When I walkedContinue reading “The Pact of Silence”

The Same as Yesterday

Sean Callahan, C’24 The transformation started in the morning. Or maybe it was hours ago, in the middle of the night, when I feltlike running laps and jumping hurdles. Hours ago when I should’ve been exhausted from Track and Field, asleep. I was lucky to finally get two hours of sleep after tossing and turningContinue reading “The Same as Yesterday”

The Little Neighborhood

Madison Kozera, C’24 The brisk wind blew across the roundabout in the neighborhood playground, spinning it gently in a small circle. The branches in the trees rapped against the shut windows of one of the homes. A grill’s dying embers still smoldered beneath three charcoal-colored slabs of meat, their forms as blackened as the sameContinue reading “The Little Neighborhood”