Last holiday season when the annual avalanche of gift guides hit websites across the land, the new Znzi Travel Stuff Travel Pillow* made appearances on lists ranging from the New York Times' to Bustle's to the The Dallas Diva's. Heeding the widespread advice, I bought one for my boyfriend for Christmas. And then I was the one to use it, mostly because I’m the one in this household who always has to fly coach. Touted as a 21st century improvement on those ubiquitous horseshoe-shaped ...
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The Happy Islets of Langerhans

“My journey seemed perfect, well, at least one part of it—a dolphin swimming in a kitchen sink.” I wrote these words in a diary on January 3rd, 2003. I have no idea why. They may not even be my words. I would not write them now, reality television having abducted the concept of “journey” for its weight-loss and amateur talent shows, where we hear it spoken before the onset of maudlin piano or swelling strings. On January 6th, I find this: “Ask ‘A’ about her form of epilepsy, see ...
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