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SunLit Interview: Jenny Shank drew on experience to reach across chasms in “Mixed Company”

Jenny Shank is a Boulder-based writer whose stories, essays, satire, and book reviews have appeared in many publications, including The Atlantic, The Washington Post and The Guardian. Her work has been honorably mentioned by The Best American Essays and the Pushcart Prize anthology. She writes a monthly newsletter called The Tumbleweed, at She teaches […]

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You’d be surprised the languages you can learn during the coronavirus shutdown

What to Do During Lockdown #7. Teach yourself a language – USA Today First, I’ll try the near-dead languageof laid-back. I’ll toss out rush and gotta dashand learn new words like listen, hushed.Astonish my husband when I no longer nag;trade hurry up! and we’ll be late! for cozy and slow and quiet.   Next I’ll go nonverbal—the […]