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Category: Rants and Thoughts

Sights and Sounds of New York City

There’s a girl crouched down in front of a large chain drug store, cell phone pressed to her ear with one hand, a cigarette in the other. Her nose ring […]

Oh, My Aching Back.

There are many terms used to describe spinal disc pain, such as “herniated disc,” “pinched nerve,” and “bulging disc.” After viewing my MRI and seeing the large, blobby intrusion that […]

It’s Official! Or is it?

Some people say, marriage is just a piece of paper. Well, I’ve been married 52 days and I still don’t have that piece of paper. The Queen’s County City Clerk’s […]

Run. Wine. Repeat.

It is 8:15 in the morning and I am already a sweaty mess. My heart rate is lingering in the 150’s, but I know in just a few minutes it […]

We’re not in Kansas (or Queens) Anymore.

    Outside my window stands a four-story brick building. Its presence is unforgiving; tagged with graffiti, the indistinguishable scribbles of black spray paint spread across the framework. Large glass […]

Circadian Rhythms

  The rain is making a soft pitter-patter against the window. Each drop clears a trail through the dusty pane and then falls to the ground. Birds are happily chirping […]

Absence makes the waist smaller.

Removing. Restricting. Eliminating. Withdrawing. These are not kind verbs in their own right and adding them to my nutritional vocabulary has been stinging. You may have read my article, Absence makes […]

Fifty Shades of Red

You are so beautiful. As I run my hand down the sides of your body, electricity runs through me. My fingers circle around lightly, tracing every inch of your smooth […]