My Circus Talent

I had spent my entire childhood trying to accomplish a dream: work in the circus. I fell in the love with it the first time I heard the creepy music and saw the ringmaster with his dazzling hat introduce a sword swallower. There was one thing missing from the performance, though. So at age seven,... Continue Reading →

The Coronavirus Chronicles: 2020-2022

January 4, 2020 Happy New Year! This is my first journal entry of the decade. Time is flying by. I can't believe I've been married for ten years. And I can't believe the twins are already seven. Goodness. 2020 used to seem so far away. I always imagined myself as an old man in my... Continue Reading →

Parquet Floors to the Past

I wake up, surprised to find myself on the floor at the entrance to my grandma’s house. Excited to be home, though, I dust myself off and follow the parquet floors up three steps to the kitchen. “Mom?” She isn’t in her chair by the window, coloring with her favorite set of colored pencils, or... Continue Reading →

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