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Kristin Dombek

6 November 2013

The answer to your question about whether this man can be a true friend to you, and whether you should challenge him about his lies—your question, puzzling to the point of inducing in this advice columnist intellectual paralysis, repeated intoxication, and fights picked with friends for the sake of “research”— depends on a lot of things, not least of these being the matter of what “true friendship” is. More…

21 August 2013

I am thinking about things, over and over, but I can’t really explain what I am thinking about, and I’m not doing anything useful. It’s a little bit exciting, the abandon of sitting there anyway and all the nervousness and desire that entails, but I still don’t know why I am outside, and why I can’t move inside. What am I waiting for? And why do I want it so badly? Will I ever be able to go inside or will my desire determine everything? More…

29 August 2011

The Book of Mormon teaches us what secularists don’t get about what makes religion so awesome: it’s like a musical you live in, and it can actually be more fun if it seems a little fake, if you have to work a little to believe. There tend to be so many gaps that the thrill of it is filling them in, making them fit. More…

11 March 2011

At first the question was whether he was a lone wolf or a Tea Party operative, or at least influenced by the Tea Party, or perhaps just by our culture of hate, the vitriolic rhetoric of our culture of hate, for which either the former vice presidential candidate-turned-reality-television-star or people on “both sides” are to blame. More…