Zach Straus
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Zach Straus peaked at 15 and is mostly held together by masking tape.

From the mind of Zach

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POETRY: Whetstone

Grief is a powerful thing. To sharpen or dull it, sometimes we must go to extraordinary measures. A poem, a whetstone, a chance to feel all or nothing.

Zach Straus
May 25, 2017
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An Incomplete and Growing List of Things That Make Me an {Asshole}

Do you hate people? Specifically, do you hate me? Maybe it’s because I’m a total asshole. Here are a few things causing your misanthropy.

Zach Straus
May 22, 2017
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{Misanthropy for Beginners}: Books for Every Age

Want to get an early start on your summer reading? Zach offers year-by-year book recommendations for the young misanthropes just starting out.

Zach Straus
May 18, 2017
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POETRY: For Robert Peterson (Who Was My Grandfather)

Love is not easy; love is uneasy. And the complexity of spoiled relationships have an impact that reaches through families and generations.

Zach Straus
May 15, 2017
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Incomplete & Growing List of Things I’ve Held In My Hands While Crying

When we think of crying, we see a face, contorted and downturned. But what about hands, gesturing wildly or grasping for something? What do they hold?

Zach Straus
May 8, 2017
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What’s the {Envy Emoji}? How to Text Your Daughter After Your Divorce

When it all falls down, how are you supposed to move on with your life? Grip the phone, find the emojis, and pray your daughter responds.

Zach Straus
May 2, 2017
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When {Wrath} Meets Sandwich: The 5 Second Rule

WARNING: It’s about to get violent in here. And angry. Someone must pay for this injustice. The wrath of the 5 second rule: we are all witnesses.

Zach Straus
April 27, 2017
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Mummies for Dummies: The Adventures of {Kids These Days}

Leslie O’Connell, the daughter of renowned mummy hunters, is getting in on the family business. Her tips for fighting mummies: UNWRAPPED!

Zach Straus
April 20, 2017
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POETRY: be(a)ring strai(gh)t

This poem is not about woolly mammoths. Not about ice. Not about migration. But the symbolism is cold, cutting, and everywhere.

Zach Straus
April 14, 2017
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