My Mother’s Dreams for Her Son, and All Black Children
She longed for black people in America not to be forever refugees—confined by borders that they did not create and by a penal system that killed them before they died.
June 21, 2020
The Trayvon Generation
On the spectre of anti-black violence, and raising sons.
June 15, 2020
Reinventing Grief in an Era of Enforced Isolation
When my father died, of leukemia, as the coronavirus pandemic accelerated, my family and I became members of a vanguard that we’d never aspired to join.
May 4, 2020
My High-School Commute
By the time I got home, I felt the sense of accomplishment that comes with completing a journey by land, sea, and underground rocket toilet.
March 9, 2020
On wills, words, and wearing my father’s shirt.
February 24, 2020
Tabula Rasa: Volume One
A project meant not to end.
January 6, 2020
The Strangeness of Grief
A writer reckons with the different forms of loss.
December 30, 2019
The Art of Dying
I always said that when my time came I’d want to go fast. But where’s the fun in that?
December 16, 2019
On storms, repairs, and family.
November 25, 2019
My Life as a Child Chef
For a bullied kid with weight issues, haute cuisine provided an escape.
November 18, 2019