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
The Final Frontier
I love Mr. Spock because he reminds me of you, I told my father. For the first time that night, I considered the possibility that he was going to survive it.
November 11, 2019
My Year of Concussions
The thud was thicker than I’d expected. It felt as if my head had been slammed in a car door.
November 4, 2019
My Years in the Florida Shuffle of Drug Addiction
Cycling through relapse and recovery, and the industry that enables both.
October 14, 2019
Abandoning a Cat
Personal History by Haruki Murakami: “This heavy weight my father carried—a trauma, in today’s terminology—was handed down, in part, to me.”
September 30, 2019