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Gabriel Ricard

ESSAY
Black Dog Aftermath: Resisting Cynicism and Despair
Gabriel Ricard

ESSAY<br>Black Dog Aftermath: Resisting Cynicism and Despair<br>Gabriel Ricard

Almost everyone of a certain age can tell you where they were, and what they were doing, when some kind of horrible news came down the wire. We can’t remember where we put our phones, but we can recall commercial jingles, sports statistics, Oscar winners, and the personal elements of a larger tragedy with relative, often annoying ease. I know exactly where I was, what I was thinking, and what I was doing when the towers went down on September 11th. I remember who I was talking to, when I first heard the reports on Columbine.