Writing, Writing, Writing, Writing

The details of my birth aren’t important. I hate the "a new star appeared in the sky" or "the clock struck twelve and I began to cry" bullshit. Kim…


Newspapers and Me on a Personal Trip Through Time

JAPS BOMB PEARL HARBOR…December 7, 1941. That was the headline splashed across the front page of the Fresno Bee lying on the floor nearby. I was…


Lessons for a Shayna Madela

I was 7 years old when my family took a road trip to Miami Beach, Florida from our hometown, Buffalo, New York. We took Grandma Davidoff with us.…


Why We See Disasters But Can’t Escape? (Excerpt)

translated by Xela H. Although the world is huge, from the universe and nature to the human life system, to the modern political frameworks that…


All Tomorrow’s Plans

drafts Hey I know this is weird but I’m going to kill myself tomorrow and I wanted to know if you’d be down to hang out before then. Listen, don’t…


Time Travel

The Present What happens when you run across the minefield, safely arriving to greener pastures, but see an enormous shadow in front of you? What…


The Lesson of 4Chan

Disclaimer: All quotes are from memory. Fuck off. Everybody loves PostSecret. It’s the little artsy project that could. You take (or make) a…


Simultaneous Sessions

My husband, Jonathan, and I have two heating pads. He uses one for a pinched nerve in his neck. I use the other on my left leg and buttocks for my…


A Wasted Email

Subject: Such a Strange Thing Body: You know, I think it would have been wise for me to marry you. But for your part, it was wise to not marry me.…


How Blank Can You Get?

The blankness is all pervading. Attempted resistance only strengthens it. Example: staring at my bookshelf. A well-intentioned cousin gave me Marbles…