There was a Chinese symbol, written haphazardly in black ink, encased inside a cheaply made, 6×9 black plastic frame. It was one of my few prized possessions, so it came with me to Philly and hung bedside in my first two apartments and later, it made the trip to my […]
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Yesterday was a pretty bizarre day. In the span 36 minutes, I was published on Redbook and Esquire. Yeah, THAT Redbook and THAT Esquire. Biz. Arre.
Ears. Shove it straight into your ears. What? Did you think I was going somewhere else with that? The Not-Its! “Participation Trophy” — their fine song from their fine album KidQuake! — is all yours for FREEEEEE right now as a clever and sensible reaction to Participation Trophy-Gate spurred on […]
This post is about cars but it’s also about photos; those we have, those we don’t, and those we’ll see in our mind’s eye until the end of days. A photogenic memory isn’t something I could legitimately claim to have. I’d be found out the minute someone asked me to […]
He blew in with the wind, very early on an otherwise unremarkable Sunday morning, and for nearly an hour he answered the phones of a doctor’s office, natural history-ish museum, King Tut’s residence in ancient Egypt, and ‘The Crumblers’ factory where they, um, crumble stuff. The voice of the famously […]
Not exactly a feminist dad dream sequence but the way I pictured it in the weeks and months leading up to the 2015 World Cup in Canada, there would be a #15 on my back, the name Rapinoe splayed out from shoulder to shoulder, and a #2, #10, #11, #17 […]
We felt it before day one, on back to school night…or maybe it was meet the teacher night…either way: the Mouse’s 2nd grade teacher was destined to be the kind of educator name-dropped decades later, when Mouse is reflecting back on what first prompted her to [insert great accomplishment verb […]
Sumatran orangutans. And tigers. Also, elephants. All of those majestic creatures, and more I imagine (I dunno, I’m still figuring all of this shit out), are losing acreage of their habitats daily thanks to deforestation, thanks largely to the pounding drumbeat of demand for palm oil. The forests are being […]