In the Beginning

Part One Elementary School rac·ism /ˈrāˌsizəm/ noun: racism prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against a person or people on the basis of their membership of a particular racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalized. “a program to combat racism” col·or·ism /ˈkələrˌizəm/ noun: colorism; noun: colourism prejudice or discrimination against skin tone, typically […]

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Quarantine Day 6

And just like that, humans have adapted to the fact that we’re living with a plague that has the potential to wipe us off the face of the earth. Give us Netflix and Amazon delivery, and we’re comfortable with numbing ourselves to the fact that we’re basically prisoners in our homes. Even if we leave […]

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I Can’t Go Home Again

                             In 2009 the bar that I called an annex to my living room closed. There isn’t even a hint of exaggeration to say that when I got in my front door that night, I literally took a deep breath and let it out slowly. It had been almost a two-decade long party, and I […]

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My Sisters

I have three sisters. My first sister is currently stuck in traffic on her way to support her girlfriend at her singing residency in a restaurant in North Austin. My second sister is on her way to the coast with the family she has created by falling in love with an extremely intelligent but introverted […]

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Who Gets Sober on New Year’s Eve? Me.

I stopped drinking because I was bored with it. It wasn’t a health scare or a ruined romantic relationship. I didn’t lose a job. I was just tired of waking up with zero dollars and zero cents in my bank account after I had been out the night before. I’m not going to lie and […]

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Farewell to the Sunday Paper

Farewell to Sundays in Bed with the Paper Sundays in bed with the paper have almost been completely eradicated by two silent and slacked jawed people staring at their phones. The only break in the silence is a grunt as they shove their phone in your face saying ‘did you see this?’ If there isn’t […]

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I’m Not One of THOSE Kinds of Women

For two months now I’ve been embarrassed that I forgot to wear my shorts when I went out in public, and last week I did it again. It’s not what you think. I didn’t just wander out of my house without the bottom half of my outfit missing. I was at the gym and had […]

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Down Down Down the Rabbit Hole

When I was about 11 years old, Ratt and Motley Crue became my life. I made books of their pictures that I had cut out of rock magazines like Cream and Circus. I’m not exactly sure why my parents never paid any attention to my obsessive behavior, but I guess at the time I was […]

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