The idea that people can be pulled out of their lives and dropped into some nether realm of uncertainty is a terrifying one. When we are not in crisis mode, life, for the most part, has a feeling of certainty. We make plans for tomorrow, we plan for the future, we consider our wants and […]Read More “We can expect someone to come looking for us. We owe each other that, at least.”
Arrive at subway station. Wait 15 minutes for N train. Q train arrives instead. Board Q train. Feel okay about progress, both trains go to Union Sq. Make next station stop. Bw that stop and the next we are informed that train will go local from here on out. Proceed very slowly to local stops. […]Read More Right this very godforsaken minute beneath a city of millions
The Fire This Time Festival is already underway! If you haven’t checked it out, you can do so, in NYC, right now. This Obie Award winning festival features stellar work from new and more established African American writers, and many of the events at The Kraine on East 4th Street are free. I talked to […]Read More “The characters know what they want to say,” talking to Maia Matsushita
Commuting to the end of the year Checking through my notes as we round the corner of another new year. Lots of thoughts while en route to work. Instead of transform these fragments into a complete thought, I’m submitting them as I found them. Found thoughts. **** People have these heart wrenching stories and use […]Read More Commuting to the end of the year
It happened. The words I’d been expecting to hear since just about birth came tumbling out of my baby’s mouth. “Mommy, don’t snuggle me,” he said. We were reading stories, laying on his bed. This is prime snuggling territory. Half the reason for story time is so that I can hold my baby while reading […]Read More “Mommy, don’t snuggle me.”
Brown Girls Burlesque has been around since 2007, and with the launch of their Kickstarter campaign, I wanted to find out more about the project, the ensemble, and the art form of burlesque. I reached out to Aurora BoobRealis, who I’ve known since our days together at Sarah Lawrence College. She’s been a fearless artist […]Read More entertain, titillate, educate and liberate: Brown Girls Burlesque
I’m sitting here in my kitchen begging my child to have some independent play time. He’s been sick for a few days, and today his whining reached a fever pitch. I would like a few minutes to sit alone and collect my thoughts. I will type for as long as I have, and see what […]Read More today in my life.