About a month ago I was waiting at a bus stop around 10pm. The street was mostly dark and residential except for a bodega which was bright enough to light up even the sidewalk outside. And in one of the sidewalk squares of light was a woman, face tilted up towards the apartment over the […]
I think there should be a word for when a woman reaches the age at which her mother birthed her. Some ideas: Mumday. Momage. Maternal return. Materological age. Matriarchable. (omg please help.) To be that age is to live in a palindrome, time folded in half, where stories are told backwards and forwards from the […]
I found this website called The Nap Ministry and I think it’s great. (Image from the nap ministry.)
This year I considered making a New Year’s Resolution to not shop at Amazon anymore. But that failed pretty quickly. It’s just that they have all of the obscure books and all of the obscure homeopathic remedies (yes those are basically the two categories of things that I buy on Amazon). Actually, first I considered […]
In school there were always those kids that did their homework in the car on the way home. Or during passing periods. Or in class even. Well I was not that kid. It haunts me still. Now that I have slightly overcommitted myself. With the jobs and the writing projects. And every day I feel […]
Finite resources: time, money, food, water Infinite resources: beauty, love, creativity, stories, art But somewhere along the line we started treating love like it was money and art like it was food.
A few weeks ago I spent the night at a convent in East Harlem. The nuns gave me a room on the third floor with a twin bed and a wardrobe and one high window and because of the angle all I could see outside was the sky and part of a church rooftop. It […]