Brooms

The year was 1993. I was ten years old, cleaning up my filthy room when I spotted my younger in the backyard. He was doing something quite peculiar, so being the good big brother that I was – I went to investigate.   As I entered the backyard I realized that my initial assessment was … Continue reading

Eyes

My world shakes. Literally. I was born with a neurological defect that causes my eyes to rapidly shake back and forth – all of the time. From what I understand, doctors believe that this strange shaking is the result of trauma to my brain during birth. To the best of their knowledge, the culprit is … Continue reading

Gyms

Yes –  another throwback from 2009: I think gyms are mostly comical. Not completely, but predominately. For a lot of men, they’re like a masculine catwalk with metallic obstacles – to make it more manly of course. I often see guys wearing their workout edition daisy-dukes and dental floss t-shirts, parading back and forth throughout … Continue reading

Naked

It was the summer of 1996. Before Facebook, Youtube, and plunging male V-necks, there was a bright and shining era of American narrative known as “The Family Vacation.” My great family was then and still is in the habit of joining throngs of beloved relatives each summer at a glorious little “campground” in Alpena, Michigan … Continue reading

Trains

I love writing on the train. There’s something so therapeutic about being in close proximity with a handful of strangers, in a place where the scenery is always changing, always new. I have a deep respect and affinity for the unfamiliar. When I was in college, I used to frequently ride the train with no … Continue reading

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