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Todd Pitock
Writer, Freelance

Todd Pitock is an award-winning writer whose journalism has appeared in The Atlantic, Discover and Smithsonian, among others. He lives in Philadelphia.

Written by Todd Pitock

Essay/
Sleep and dreams
Here’s to naps and snoozes

American work culture, seeping around the globe, threatens to ruin the pleasures and benefits of public, communal sleep

Todd Pitock

Essay/
Death
Final words

Writing my father’s epitaph, I realised love of food trumped love of grandchildren – should his headstone reflect that?

Todd Pitock