January, 2011

the wrong way

I was reading the latest Matt Taibbi article in Rolling Stone at the gym this morning when these three paragraphs hit me square in the…

firsts

I was on my seventh circuit around the kitchen table. Past the rotary telephone mounted on the wall; below the tiered wire basket holding one…

fuck yeah, fist pump, high five

“Did she just say she wants a juicehead gorilla?” the beau asked, in reference to Snooki.1 “Yes. Yes, she did,” I replied. “Fucking Jersey. At…

mixtape 11: 1992

The summer between sixth and seventh grade, my mom and I moved down south to join my dad, who had already settled into his new…

what i should have said

SCENE Fifth grade. I am standing in a courtyard between buildings. I am wearing glasses, a white and red t-shirt printed with illustrated dalmatian puppies…

inside out

When you travel by train, you see everything cars don’t. You see what people try to hide, like untended backyards. Empty swimming pools. Spare lumber…

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