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JJackson Jonathan Jackson

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The silence is too loud, and there's nowhere to rest

I paint with words, but this week I ran out. My easel is dry, brushes stiff, canvases empty. I’m a shell of myself, and I can’t seem to grab onto anything long enough to shake this feeling. I try to make it a point to show people they matter through my actions. This week I actually felt like I didn’t. My life felt worthless for enough time that I dignified it with some attention....

Death, grief and loss in the age of unlimited scrolling

In the age of oversharing, death is almost another happenstance occurrence, like a new job or getting engaged. Death is hard. I've seen it much more than I care to admit, and I'm accustomed to it. I am, at this point, almost unfazed. But the pain is still the same. I remember one particular drive to school when my mom asked me what I ask God for that I never told anyone about. I...

All roads lead to Cuba: The 'House of Lies' series finale

So we’ve made it to the end — the series finale of House of Lies. Before we get into things, let’s make sure we're up to speed on this season: Episode 1 | Episode 2|  Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 |   Episode 6 | Episode 7 | Episode 8 |   Episode 9 IT’S FINALLY HERE. After five seasons, countless team outings, hundreds of client meetings and Marty talking to us in his own...