Some people call it oversharing while others say you’re brave and raw in your personal writing. Writers of personal essays process emotions and conflict differently than non-writers. Every incident, good or bad, has the potential to become a story, or a fascinating spin on an ordinary occurrence — at least to the writer. For example, […]


Your poor brain becomes a cathouse where fractals copulate with exponents.                                                                                         […]

Persian Woman

I’ve witnessed this kind of atrocity twice in one lifetime.                                                                                           […]


On staying true to one’s self amid jeers and doubt.                                                                                           […]


It was a buffoon’s pathological yearning to be in the spotlight — as opposed to power — that brought Donald here.                                                                     […]


Let’s stop being idiots.                                                                                                       […]

Bicycle Sq

Cartoony victims don’t bleed. My arms assured me I was no cartoon.                                                                                       […]