Brett Ortler with a moving essay on what happens when technologically connected millennials die, video games, the smattering of friendships that stick with you (for whatever reason) for life, losing a close friend to chronic illness, the music of Matthew Good, and much more.
A Simple Stretch of HighwayBrett Ortler
“If Google Earth marked each death with a pin in real time, the world would seem to bloom with departure. On a day-to-day basis, the locations of most deaths go unmarked.” Brett Ortler investigates the tragedies that underly the roadside memorials that line our daily paths.
(Not) Cutting ItBrett Ortler
Brett Ortler looks back on the detrimental mental and physical effects of his weight cutting practices as a high school wrestler and how they shaped who he’d become.