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Natanson Soccer 1
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The Way Things Linger

The story hit like a slap, but the after-burn lasted for days. I didn’t talk about it. None of us did.

Natanson Soccer 1
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Natanson Soccer 1

Natanson started playing soccer at age five.

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Natanson Soccer 2

Natanson poses with her youth soccer team after winning a trophy.

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Natanson Soccer 3

Natanson played forward for her high school team.

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Natanson Soccer 4

Natanson played on a travel soccer team throughout high school.

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Natanson Soccer 5

During Natanson's senior year of high school, her team reached the state finals.

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How to Fall in Love with New York City in Four Hours Even if You Hated It the Whole Rest of the Stupid-Long, Stupid-Hot Summer

Small-town girl moves to big city, never looks back. This had always been my plan, and I was doing a practice run over the summer in a cozy sublease in Morningside Heights.

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Sympathy and Mild Distaste

I’m really just from a slightly more religious slice of generic America, not whatever people imagine Alabama to be. Maybe I should say I’m from Omaha, Nebraska. It feels just as true.

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Eyes

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Waking Up Twice

When I wake up twice, I retain conscious thought but completely lose control.

Don't Go Breaking My Heart
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Don't Go Breaking My Heart

My dad is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He performs one or two open-heart surgeries a day, but at times he’s completed more than 25 cases in a single week.

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Fixing Things and Other Such Pastimes

As I watch the patient’s heart rate slow on the monitor, it strikes me that I am watching a major event in someone’s life. The scar on the patient’s chest will be permanent, and I am here to witness it form.

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Karate Kids
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The Karate Girl

I had begun karate in pursuit of knowledge and Danger, but by age twelve, I simply enjoyed the sport.

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