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It's a jungle out there

By Julia Hockenberry

Have you ever watched a nature documentary where a lion or a pack of hyenas stalk another animal? Have you ever noticed that these predators don’t pounce right away? They didn’t get to the top of the food chain for no reason. They’re quite smart.

These expert hunters watch for a long time from a distance. They crouch down, motionless in the weeds, hidden from sight. They evaluate the situation, searching for the most vulnerable target and the perfect, silent moment of attack.

Cutting the Cord

By Julia Hockenberry

Consider, for a moment, the bellybutton. The umbilicus. The navel. At the local swimming pool the other day, I did, as all manner of innies and outies winked over waistbands. It made me start to think.

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