Kisses and cancer

Kisses and cancer

I found out last night that my nephew with cancer has a girlfriend. And for some reason, this news, above all else, broke me. His twin, A, is visiting from our hometown, trying to process what a relapse of cancer means for her life as well as his. I asked if she...
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,...