It was mid-November and I was at the end of my rope. Cards on the table: I’d had a bad six months. I ended the spring with MonoStrep (a simultaneous bout of mononucleosis and strep throat) and started the fall with a cold-turned-lung infection-turned-perforated eardrum. Sexy, I know. Not everything was going wrong—I have a…
Features editor Archer Parquette struggles with a Trace Adkins tune that won’t get out of his head, as well as the song’s meaning for his future.
“This has left me questioning whether I have changed fundamentally, or whether those around me have influenced the way I perceive myself. We like to paint ourselves as the drivers of our own experiences, but uncontrollable circumstances often shape our perceptions.”
After getting a mod, features editor Archer Parquette took great pains to avoid writing a cliché housing column.