Musings

Is this how life is supposed to feel?

I’ve been away for a while. What the hell happened?

Musings

Making a case for The Golden Rule

You don’t need a divine presence to connect and prayer is no substitute for empathy

Life with Narcolepsy

Politics

Why Healthcare Is So “Complicated”

As long as healthcare continues to be a business, people will never be as important as the bottom line

Life with Narcolepsy

The Gift Of Sleep

After 42 years without it, I finally get a good night’s rest

Social Justice

Listening For Good On The Right

We should continue to fight injustice, but we have to fight the hate inside ourselves too

Musings

One Hour

feeling the weight, but only for 60 minutes a day

Politics

No Enemy But Peace

an exorcism of ideals

Social Justice

We Need More Than Safety Pins

haven’t got time for this, but have even less time for The Fourth Reich

Social Justice

Even In The Locker Room, Words Matter

the fight is not over

Social Justice

Voting In The 2040 Election

6 elections from now the group of people most responsible for Trump will be a minority

Politics

What I Mean When I Say “Greatness”

we’re living The Grapes of Wrath and have to decide which member of the Joad family we’ll be

Personal Development

I haven’t been listening

trying to unpack and dispose of my white privilege

Politics

Election Strangelove

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Embrace The Fall

Animal Influence

Bon Voyage, Ginger

a wonderful dog who taught me how to properly eat popcorn

Politics

To Bernie supporters who refuse to vote Clinton

this election is not the revolution you wanted

Social Justice

Dear American South, I Am So Sick Of Your Shit.

why I love, and why I left, the South

Politics

If you want Bernie to win, you need the center.

a Sanders Presidency would require more than the zealots to happen

Politics

History is a resumé

this election is Germany in 1934 important

Book Reviews

Eli Brown’s Cinnamon and Gunpowder

in the right hands, I’m sure the movie will be amazing

Artists

David Bowie walked among us

those few moments I was in the presence of greatness

Book Reviews

Jincy Willet’s Amy Falls Down

overall it earned its National Book Award

Social Justice

The Irreligious, an invisible minority

up for a chat on anything, so long as we can leave out the supernatural

Animal Influence

The humanity of letting your pet die

for anyone struggling with this impossible decision

Artists

#MyBookFate: Tropic of Cancer

author Lisa Papademetrio calls on authors to explore their Book Fate

Nonsense

The Mythology of Writer’s Block

a love letter to struggling artists

Musings

Homeward Bound

what it means to find “Home”

Animal Influence

Why I Miss Running

how one little animal gave me my best run

Musings

Three Gingers In Mexico

a boat trip and experience more exciting than Shark Week

Artists

Bob Dylan Ain’t No Thief

in his gravelly voice you often hear your own history

Artists

Even Unpaid Artists Are Professionals

cash does not spontaneously generate merit

Animal Influence

The Present Tense Of A Dog

live in the moment and think with your nose

Life with Narcolepsy

Life With Narcolepsy

no, it doesn’t mean you just involuntarily fall asleep

Nonsense

Go Ahead, Write A Novel

easier than running a marathon

Nonsense

Dining With Hipsters

even the uncool can enjoy hipster grub

Personal Development

Regarding Blogs

why I started this site

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The 100

A cross-country travelogue featuring an old Audi and Nina Simone.

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13 Clowns in a Volkswagen

An office worker, trapped in a utility room over a long holiday, comes to grips with his ridiculous death.

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Beyond Belief

2 young friends state their cases for and against an afterlife.

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Collective Works

A young librarian muses about her love of books and how each thing she reads plays into the daily events of her life.

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Corn Muffin Bump

A man stuck in his apartment recovering from an injury fends off the unsolicited help of an eccentric neighbor.

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Does This Belong To Anyone?

an office party gets out of hand when highly-potent pot brownies accidentally get put on the buffet.

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Dogma

A once submissive dog learns to lead the pack when his alpha dies and his family adopts a puppy.

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I Don’t Make Gardens

A first-generation American gets in touch with her heritage by devoting herself to her father’s profession.

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Dorothy in the Poppies

A florist in a small town obsesses over a married couple who are regular customers.

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Fatback

Where there is love, there is hope. Where there is not love, there is pork.

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Fearless

A once golden boy reflects on his life after a glory-robbing accident.

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Have And Not Hemingway

A pastiche about the morning interaction between an estranged couple and their dog.

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Joe’s Last Penny

A ne’er-do-well recovering from a disastrous life choice contemplates the nature of time.

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Judy And The Dream Of Horses

A 13-year-old girl runs an illegal gambling club overlooking the track.

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Mister Fish

A man with narcolepsy tries to determine which of his dreams are helpful insights into his waking life.

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Morris

A recently evicted man gets help on the street while waiting for the mail.

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Myron

A head-injury patient on a drug trial recovers lost memories as far back as his birth.

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Nobody Here Named Hank

A working class guy, invisible for years, gets the attention of one of his betters.

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Not Scared

A young couple on vacation at the beach observe the quick friendship of a young boy and the couple’s dog.

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Stanley

A lonely girl in the city is adopted as a project by her crazy, elderly neighbor.

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Such A Nice Couple

A drunken couple in a small town finally have enough of each other.

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They Can’t Say We Never Tried

Two women try to become friends when their friend in common moves away.

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To Whom It May Concern, I Love You

A man has an awakening and decides to sell everything and explore the unknown.

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Working Class Poverty

A penniless hipster makes a new friend in a homeless mensch.

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Stuck To Ground

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Russian Immigrants in Brooklyn enjoy the simple pleasures in life.

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Vipassana Meditation

Nonfiction

a meditation technique taught over the course of a silent 10-day retreat.

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Kuhreihen

Fiction

it’s the people who try hard to forget who go the farthest later to remember.

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Québec

Fiction

an experimental piece. Winner of the 2002 Goodman Prose Award at Brooklyn College.

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Emery

Fiction

An agoraphobic woman spends decades of her life expanding her already enormous home.