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All the Things We Don’t Know

We keep getting messages, some true, some false. It’s too hard to make sense of a moment when you’re in it.

I Am Not the Funny One

It’s not that I don’t have a sense of humor—with close friends and family I joke, laugh, and make others laugh. But there’s an unshakeable earnestness to it.

When I Cross the Street, Cars Stop for Me

I want to be better about recognizing their cousin—micro-advantages, micro-privileges that lead to a world that bends in my direction, that is softer with me, gentler.

A Day on the Bus in Tegucigalpa

I set a few rules—my “day” on the bus would last eight hours, but would include walking to, from, and between buses.

What Happens Next?

There is increasing political talk in the United States about deporting the migrants who are apprehended at our border or inside of it. There is very little talk about what happens next.

Listening for Birdsong

“I’ve always heard birdsong,” my father told me in the car once. “But now I listen.”



by | Apr 1, 2017

Here I’m asked to explain it: why we talk so loudly, why we dress so sloppy, why we elected Donald Trump.

Things Keep Happening and Happening and Happening

Things Keep Happening and Happening and Happening

I sent the email at 3 p.m., and at 3:05 I wondered how they would get the blood from the seats and I couldn’t get it out of my head.

January 1st, Again

January 1st, Again

The New Year doesn’t really feel any different. Like birthdays after twenty-one.

A Different Tongue

A Different Tongue

I had always prided myself on writing and speaking well, and suddenly I was handed different tools to use; they felt cumbersome and did not fit well in my hands.