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...
Caring and coffee shops

Caring and coffee shops

Coffee shops are my guilty pleasure. I say guilty, because I have a whole drawer full of tea at home and I always feel like I should save money and drink that. But I work so well in coffee shops, something about the smell of it, the sounds of the milk being frothed,...

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