February Sucked: An Odyssey in Slack Threads

Six weeks into the second year of quarantine, after the storming on the nation’s Capitol and the start of the mass vaccinations, the Texas winter arrived gradually. The Texas winter arrived gradually. The Texas winter arrived gradually, then suddenly. Desiree was last seen at work February 11th, 2001. On February 14th, she drove for the… Continue reading February Sucked: An Odyssey in Slack Threads

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Hiroshima

At 8:00 in the morning, I’m getting ready to leave the house with the girls to go on a walk. I’m in a hurry–the walk is more for me these days than it is for them. Sometimes I leave the rest of the breakfast on the table, even if I know it teaches the cat… Continue reading Hiroshima

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The Broom Closet

Growing up we had always had interesting folks living with us. I have seventeen aunts and uncles and eighty-four first cousins, so the odds are we were related. One of my dad’s brothers had a particularly strong penchant for serendipitous travel and not quite settling down in one place for too long. He’d decide he… Continue reading The Broom Closet

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