Cruel Mystery

“It’s a god-awful small affair To the girl with the mousy hair But her mummy is yelling, ‘No!’” ~David Bowie, “Life On Mars”   World Lupus Day 2016 has come to a close. Two years ago, I couldn’t even tell you when it was. A woman who battled daily with the cruel mystery of this […]

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My Goliath

“Hey, Mamacita. It’s me.” “Oh, my lineage. How are you?” “Good. So, I had a thought. I’m okay with Justin Timberlake as the new king of pop.” My mom would most likely agree with me. She’d also grill me on how thorough of a listen I’ve given the new Radiohead songs and the virtues of […]

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Show Up

I liken the past two months to an episode of Sons of Anarchy: needless drama that predictably results in lack of communication, followed quickly by betrayal and senseless death. You know, Shakespeare. However, my excerpt is absent of insanely delicious bikers covered in tats and the stench of cigarettes. Bummer. And no one’s died. And […]

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March 10

“But nobody wants to hear this tale The plot is clichéd, the jokes are stale And baby we’ve all heard it all before Oh, I could get specific but Nobody needs a catalog With details of love I can’t sell anymore” ~Aimee Mann, “Invisible Ink” My mother knew when I was bullshitting; her intensity kept […]

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