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Will a Fig Last in the Icebox?

Am I the only one with a wandering heart that makes it hard to be happy where I am? I can’t help imagining that it would be so much easier to eat organic if we lived abroad. Or, since it’s so much cheaper if you’re already overseas, that we’d travel more. Generally, that our quality …

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Cultivo Una Rosa Blanca

Guest writer Tahimi's memoir piece, "Cultivo Una Rosa," in The Elixir. How beautiful it must be to grow old and wise. To hear prophecies in the winds, or see memories in violet sunrises. I can still feel the lulling motions of that old wooden rocking chair with its straw back and the faint smell of cigar …

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the rate of death is directly proportional to the rate of life

Guest writer Tahimi's poem, "the rate of death is directly proportional to the rate of life," in The Elixir. I am 22 years old and hopefully, wistfully, 60 years from death. I used to dream about traveling the globe, stabbing a flag into the tips of the Himalayan mountains, or snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, a school …

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M A N I A Album Review | Fall Out Boy

Hi readers! Guest writer Becca here. I've heard people say they don’t like Fall Out Boy’s new music because it’s different, and I have just one thing to say to those people: YOU ARE DEPRIVING YOURSELVES. Sure, it’s different from their old stuff, but their style has evolved. It would be disappointing if it hadn’t. …

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A PC Season’s Greetings To You

In most of America—especially in the South—Christianity is a part of everyday life. This is accentuated during the holidays. Children are let out of school for “Christmas Break,” they pledge allegiance to “one nation under God,” and currency is inscribed with God’s name. Many people are of the opinion that being “politically correct” is a …

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