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How my pet dragon validates my existence

image by author


A brief romantic ode to the Garden State

The author drinking from a mug that reads “BITCH, PLEASE. I’M FROM JERSEY.”
The author drinking from a mug that reads “BITCH, PLEASE. I’M FROM JERSEY.”


As a creative writing teacher, I wage a daily battle against boring poems

Illustrations by the author


This Is Us

A psalm of sleep apnea, shit in the shower, and life

Photo: Luke Price/Flickr


This Is Us

Confrontations with God, a tollbooth, and the Devil

Illustrations by the author


A satire

A marquee reading, “Plaza Cinema: Temporarily closed.”
A marquee reading, “Plaza Cinema: Temporarily closed.”
Photo: Michael Dziedzic via Unsplash


Large text: The Tail of the Trailing Spouse. A sad-looking person stands at the bottom left corner, looking at a trail of footprints that leads to the right corner, where their spouse’s leg is visible mid-step.
Large text: The Tail of the Trailing Spouse. A sad-looking person stands at the bottom left corner, looking at a trail of footprints that leads to the right corner, where their spouse’s leg is visible mid-step.

Exploring the harmful trope of the non-academic partner


This Is Us

The eternal struggle between ‘reward people’ and ‘punishment people’

Shadows of an older person and younger person walking together.
Shadows of an older person and younger person walking together.
Photo: AlexLinch/Getty Images


Lived Through This

We knew a lot about hell. Not as much about heaven.

Whimsical illustration of two children getting eaten by colorful monsters.
Whimsical illustration of two children getting eaten by colorful monsters.
Illustrations by author


This Is Us

How a pre-pandemic whale swim brought me eye to eye with a humpback — and my own mortality

Photos courtesy of the author.

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