Creating ghosts and the power of memories

Creating ghosts and the power of memories

“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.” – Dumbledore in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Do you believe in ghosts? If you’d have asked me that six years ago, I’d have said no. I...

Be a Citizen of Hope

On October 2, 2012, a team of surgeons at City of Hope medical center sliced open my brother and saw a body wracked with cancer. Nevertheless, they kept cutting, determined to remove what they could of this invasive leech eating him from within. For twenty hours, my...
Musing on Mexico City, a travelogue

Musing on Mexico City, a travelogue

Borders are manmade creations intended to draw lines in the sand: Us vs. Them. We’re expected to choose a side and then to fight for the ones we choose. It’s all arbitrary, it’s all a social construct, and it’s all rather fucked up. I travel...

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