Any Given Sunday Dinner

Monroe, Illinois When Charlie Gehringer finally got married, he had long retired from the Major Leagues and had moved from the stronghold of the Tigers to Monroe, the garden of the uninterested. This lowly town in the crook of Illinois where the Ohio merged with the Mississippi was one he’d passed through a good deal […]

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A Crisis of Self

Graduate school. I had visions of international travel, independent studies and research, excellence, publication, and expanding horizons. In reality it’s been a series of disappointments as I’ve had to adjust my expectations to balance having a family and school. I had imagined part time school, where I could set a more leisurely pace to my […]

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Pine Ridge

I took the following pictures of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation during a road trip across the western U.S. a couple of years ago. I often struggle with my desire to take photographs, to so openly document the things I see. Many of the photos below are blurry because they were taken quickly, often from a moving […]

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Silence is Deadly

Someone else I know killed himself recently. This now makes three since May. I’m starting to become so used to this that one of my first thoughts was at least this one didn’t jump off a bridge. I’m not apathetic; I’m just so goddamn tired of losing my friends and I’m fully expecting yet another […]

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Eastbank Killer Chapter Five

The Eastbank Killer – A Serial Novella Attorney Donna Bosque finds her life turned upside down when an attractive associate at her firm becomes convinced the Eastbank Killer, who has been terrifying Portland, is directly linked to their law firm. Start from the beginning Read previous chapter   Chapter Five Jerry Pesher’s footsteps kept time […]

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An Open Letter to Bruno Mars

Dear Mr. Mars, I’m not sure how this open letter concept works. And why, precisely, it is open. It goes against everything I know as a postal carrier’s daughter. Opening someone else’s letter is a felony! 18 USC Section 1702, Chapter 83 of Title 18 of the federal code—Obstruction of Correspondence. However, it seems that […]

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ex nihilo

when i couldn’t speak she drew me a circle there were no words to communicate the shape i didn’t understand but her circle did not close and it turned outward on itself and i was sad to see it stop. she called it “spiral” and i begged for her to complete it until it reached […]

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