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We Are Family by David Waggoner Despite how the White House has decorated this year for the holidays (Christmas trees flocked in surreal and patriotic red,...

I Wanna Be Sedated

I Wanna Be Sedated by David Waggoner November is upon us and you know what that means for anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock...

Counting On Us

Counting on Us by David Waggoner Only x number of days until the presidential election—ninety-five days, forty-two, twenty-nine, twelve days. The countdown has begun and the...

Adjust This

Adjust This by David Waggoner Summer is over and I am sure it was not the summer we wanted. The lockdown eased up in various parts...

Not Quite Magical Realism

Not Quite Magical Realism by David Waggoner As you probably know already (If you’ve ever read one of my introductions to the magazine) I had the...

Live to Tell (Again)

Live to Tell (Again) by David Waggoner Jeopardizing the promise I made to myself to never repeat the title of a Frontdesk (the one I called...

Reopening America

Summer Stock by David Waggoner Just as we’ve started reopening America after months-long lockdowns in response to one of the world’s newest plagues, a kind of...

My Mother, My Ally

Lift for Life by David Waggoner Mothers around the world are often the first faces we see when we are born. And if you are lucky,...

April Is the Cruellest Month

The Shipping News by David Waggoner April is the cruellest month, according to the great twentieth century poet, T.S. Eliot. Especially this year, if the months...

Fever Pitch: COVID-19 & AIDS Activism

Fever Pitch by David Waggoner Mayhem has yet to ensue on our shores, but the rise of coronavirus disease 2019/COVID-19 infections in the U.S. has nonetheless...

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