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Dust and Cobwebs – Final Thoughts

Over these weeks, as we cleaned and cried and shared these memories, a sense of ease settled over us. It was like finding no monster under the bed.

No Middle Ground: my life after Baghdad

My husband and I were sitting at an outside table at Sierra Nevada having lunch, when I suddenly had something else to blame on the Iraq war: My bottom left molar.

Cahors Sunset

Cahors Sunset is absolutely not for everyone; it’s slow, existential, a touch maudlin, and French as a baguette in a beret.

The Media Can’t Get Enough of “Black Violence”

Trust me, there is no one definition of what being black truly is.

The She Things: F**K You For Jesus!!!

Come revel in the babeliness that is The She Things.

Choose Your Own Adventure: A Meditation On Packing

You now have some serious decisions before you:

Read, then Read Again

Marriage is not an institution I had envisioned for myself,

Horoscopes for the Week of January 19th

You are entering the dream space where imagination rules.

Blood Cabana: Hell is Paradise

And there will be blood… cabana.

You Are an Enormous, Eternal, and Majestic Mountain

The most important ingredient for success is enthusiasm

Dust and Cobwebs – Part Three

This room was an archaeological dig. We took a deep breath and excavated my mother’s addiction in layers, brushing off the dust and analyzing their significance.

Letter to the Editor – Domestic Violence isn’t Funny

Jokes about domestic violence are never funny. In Mr. Porter’s article in the January 5, 2015 edition of the Synthesis […]

I Went To Twin Peaks, You Guys

I casually made my way down the concrete walkway that overlooks the falls, not, as some may contend, “running like a little boy who waited too long to pee”

Lessons In Love With Stone Trolls

Well, master,” said the first giant, rubbing his face where it had been struck, “You told us to feel love for each other… but we can’t really feel very well. Hitting each other is the first thing we’ve discovered that we can actually feel.

Gaming Without Gaming

While bumbling around Steam, I was struck by a sudden whim of poor judgment, and decided to take the Steam reviewers at their word. I purchased a small game ported from mobile called Hero of the Kingdom