Death and Decay

Death is a motherfucker. It’s been about a month now since my grandfather passed away. We — the immediate family consisting of my mother, my grandmother, and yours truly — knew it was coming, but even as we saw him wither way, it was still a shock. A routine procedure followed by a month in […]

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Why I Don’t Go Home For Thanksgiving

Tradition is overrated. Take Thanksgiving, for instance. There’s the rustic, Madison Avenue image of the whole family gathered around the table in their Sunday best (or at least business casual), a big ol’ turkey ready to be carved up, and everyone is smiling and happy and soaking in the love of the holiday. Some version […]

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