My Husband’s a Republican

It started like a bad joke, like an irony, like some kind of anti-authoritarian back lash. I laughed. We all did. I joked, when he would say something horribly Republican, I would say “this from the guy that shut down 2nd Avenue with Transit.” I mean come on people, we’d marched for gay rights, we’d […]

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Why are we all so afraid to grow up?

I recently read something about how adolescence has been extended to 25. Putting aside for a second the probability that the psychologists extending the borders of childhood are likely trying to help people by making these determinations, what is it about adulthood that we so anxious to protect our children from experiencing? Why are we […]

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on the R train

This woman is protecting her things from my feet in the foreground. As though my feet have any interest in her stuff. But the real question is how is her white coat so clean? Mine is filthy. And now I know why my mom said I should have bought black. Maybe because she’s old(er). And […]

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