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The Unlikely Sports Fan

As the game went into double-overtime (that’s a thing?), I was stress-eating a Pop-Tart when I finally realized I was being ridiculous.

Extended Stays

For the past week and a half I’ve been staying at an extended stay hotel in St. Louis, which was not a concept I was familiar with until I booked it.

Open Seating

“I’m actually on a connecting flight, traveling to a corn hole tournament. It’s a pretty big deal,” the man in the seat behind me announced. 

To Clean Out a Room

I don’t like change, and I am an anxious person. Nice to meet you.


We drove home and argued. Why was I so angry? About something so small? It’s not about that; it’s about the fact that I feel useless and nothing seems to be going the way it was supposed to go.

How Their Stories Became Mine

The US eventually emerged from The Great Depression, but my grandmother did not.

Battlefield: Ferguson

Battlefield: Ferguson

by | Aug 21, 2014

If there is a silver lining to the tragedy of Ferguson, it is that official eyes have been opened to the dangers of police militarization.

How to Wait for a Train

How to Wait for a Train

But letting go of all those demands emptied me out, and the process of refilling with the right things—that’s what’s taking so much time.

No, Seriously: Who’s On First?

No, Seriously: Who’s On First?

Why is baseball season so eternal? And why does each game last so long? Give me a narrative, for goodness’ sake. Something engaging I can latch onto.