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what happens when pop culture and my parents intersect

My parents stayed with me last Thanksgiving. We mall walked. We laughed at the Periscope sections of Newsweek that my Dad found especially amusing and read aloud. We watched the Wheel of Fortune. I found out my parents were official … Continue reading

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horror movies in disguise

The Social Network and Memento were the last two horror movies in disguise I saw. And both terrified me for the same reason. Let me take things back to various defining moments of my childhood: my earliest horror movies in … Continue reading

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grapefruit and lemongrass

The clerk breathed in heavily with the packet of soap bars held close to her nose. In that moment there was curiosity, wonder, shameless abandon of check-out speed . . . a savoring. I felt like rooting for her, despite … Continue reading

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real life peeps

One year, a colleague delivered some eggs that contained chicks ready to hatch to my second grade classroom. Her in-laws owned a hatchery. There was a heat lamp. Also a separate box with screen on the floor. The chicks would … Continue reading

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