During my visit to the optometrist this past week, the technician reviewed what I had told him before about my family history of illnesses. “Anything else?” he asked. “My mom had lung cancer.” “Ah.” After typing this into my medical record, he asked, “How is she doing now?” “She is deceased.” “From that?” “Yes.” We […]
My father, a man approaching 70 years of age, told me about his recent explorations in pop music. This included an extended analysis of Macklemore’s Can’t Hold Us and commentary about why youth in Taiwan like Justin Bieber. However, I currently lack the creativity to craft a pithy post about that.1 Since I am having […]
Posting will be sparse for the next week or two as I am currently relocating from New York to Seattle… and marvelling at some sights along the way. In the meantime, I invite you to browse the archives. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
He walked into the shade of the alley, where the walls stretching up from the street were windowless and the thick metal doors down below leaned into plastic crates. Muffled voices of grocers drifted outside. His eyes scanned the stack tied with string. After pulling away the one he wanted, he tucked it under his […]
Oh, Larry, I hurried over to the hospital as soon as I heard. It’s so good to see you!” Larry turned his head and squinted at the visitor. Before he could smile, a fit of coughing overtook him. “You don’t have to say anything, you need to rest. Do you want me to get you […]