I have always disliked it when people use the phrase "my story," as though their life was a grand narrative that they could unspool in one giant gust of telling, if only they could take a deep enough breath. It's not the egalitarian idea that everyone has a story which bothers me, but the singularity of it, as though we all only have one. Most people's lives are episodic and often highly compartmentalized, with many different threads unspooling simultaneously and in... More >>>