March 1, 2024 | Rome, Italy

Play your hand

Feigning a cold, calm and calculating demeanor can make you feel in control, but is it worth it for a lifetime?

Phases

When you start smoking again after nearly five years, it's time to come to terms with celestial bodies, and your own.

Bumps in the dream

The author grew up dreaming of America as the Promised Land she'd eventually get to. She still will, but the promise isn't the same.

Giorgio

When the man in your life doesn't click on your social media photos, you need to ponder what's important — to both of you.

The answer

These days, cyberspace has all the answers. But it's the choices that can make you sick.