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After losing my brother to a heroin overdose this past fall, I now have an Inside Out-ish perception of how my brain functions. I imagine my mind stocked with little men in khaki jumpsuits, packing cardboard boxes full of memories away on sky-high metal shelving. They work without speaking, both because they share a cosmic sense of purpose and because let’s face it, it’s boring menial labor that doesn’t require much discussion. They pack...
I was once on a plane in which one of the engines failed and we were forced to make an emergency landing. They tried very hard not to use the word “emergency,” although they did tell us while we were still in the air that the engine had failed. The pilot attempted to sound reassuring, but as we began our unsteady descent, a flight attendant got on the loudspeaker and, in lieu of any...