Joe isn’t done with me yet. He and Laura have been best friends for years, and they decide it will … Continue reading Another Aftermath
Recently, I went to a Seattle bar hosting festivities in honor of the Scottish poet Robert Burns. As my friend … Continue reading When Diving Under the Table Isn’t Enough
Dave Eggers’ 2006 novel, What Is the What, opens with a violent robbery for which the narrator, a Sudanese refugee, … Continue reading When Did Gentle Become Weak?
Tonight I worked a late substitute shift at a library two hours from my house. When I walked in the … Continue reading A Good Guest
I love this painting. It hangs on a white wall in a spare black frame in the Museum of Modern … Continue reading Courage in All Its Forms
Or so I used to think. But then I realized it was getting out of hand. I thought I was … Continue reading I’m Shy. Deal With It.