Naming of Parts After Henry Reed Spring eased the almond blossoms open and promises of cherries while we named parts left over from winter. Collusion. Taking away, reducing, throwing in the trash legal widgets that keep the water pure, air open to the cherry’s pollen flight. We named parts with words round to our tongues, […]Read more "Naming of Parts"
The following is based on an interview with a 30-year-old Muslim woman on May 22, 2012 near Chicago. Part I All my father does is sit in his chair and watch politics. Talk politics. Think politics. The Palestinian conflict is deep-seated in his every moment.My father was born in a village outside Ramallah, my mother […]Read more "Interview with a First-generation American Muslim"
When I was sixteen, I was not the shit. I mean, I was locked up in the office in the drama room, writing my play, and literally spending my math period sketching out a six part graphic novel series that I knew would get me a deal with Dark Horse if I could just get […]Read more "This is why I wear a Transformers T-shirt to my Grownup Person Job"
Tuesday marked a big win for women. The Senate has a record 20 women Senators and the House added four more women Representatives to a total of 77. My home state, the Show-Me state, showed Rep. Todd Akin a big middle finger and re-elected Senator Claire McCaskill. New Hampshire will become the first state to […]Read more "2012: Year of the Woman (Again)"
I have a Facebook friend from whom I hide all of my political updates. Honestly, I selectively hide updates from various friends quite often; I base this decision on an equation that measures how easily-offended someone is by how likely they are to start a flame war on my wall (and if there’s anything I […]Read more "Get Off the Couch and Vote"