Aug 6, 2021 • 21M

Last Boat to the San Juan Islands

How a dying woman became a lasting reminder of the importance of human connection

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Andrew Jazprose Hill
Literary fiction and essays by an award-winning writer from the Deep South focusing on the current zeitgeist and the news that stays news.
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It is one of those nights when the commute between Seattle and my so-called home in the San Juan Islands feels more like punishment than reward.  Long day, long drive, long boat ride.  I’m working harder than I want at a job I dislike to maintain a bourgeois veneer I don’t even believe in. It is already dark when I reach the ferry landing feeling not so much dead inside as…neutral, on hold.  

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