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Little Fires Everywhere: A Book Review

What if the fairy-tale village is not so innocent? What if the destitute mother sues for custody? What if Cinderella seduces the prince?

A Pindaric Ode for the Paris Gay Games

So, in order to commemorate these tenth Gay Games, I have decided to pen my very own over-the-top, saccharinely sincere Pindaric ode. Let’s hope it’s not, well, terrible.


As if knowing he was a caricature of a human, Grandpa Jack did most if not all of these things with a pipe in his mouth.


I always tried to do the independent thing first—I’ll call my own tow-truck, I’ll look for my own apartment, I’ll find a job, I’ll pick a grad program.

On Ice Climbing and John Prine

Spend the next four years, and hopefully not eight, dear God hopefully not eight, fighting for those wild and important places.

Silence / Noise

It’s a typically bustling city now silent and eerie, “Jingle Bell Rock” echoing forlornly down the avenues.