What You Would Shoplift

We all love thrift stores like we all love the scent of stale capitalism and dressing up in someone else’s addiction. We all love to play the salesman casting irony on the wool sweater and the postfeminism name pins that say Ask me about my smile.   If I shoplifted a thrift store would America …

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Your Most Transcendent Ice Cream Experience

It is not quite evening in the early days of summer & your bare thighs are on my mother’s deck furniture. You tell me how conventional wisdom has steered you wrong and how sunburns remind you of your parents' divorce  & I think about the night I took you out for ice cream and later …

Write from this quote from Claude Levi-Strauss, “I am the place in which something has occurred.”

I am the fallout of a sunny day in September. I am in debt from listening to lectures spewed from the mouths of journalism professors who openly admit to being cynical about the jobs I’m applying for. But what options do I have with student loan payments and journalism being what it is today?   …

Why Those Shoes

The bleary-eyed boys, a quarter century old, caged in by time: the impending prime of their life, nearly skip over the pile of misc. leather shoes whose matches may be buried in Auschwitz or Dachau or in another pile in another museum or in the fertile soil of the collective memory, but instead they pause, …