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What If He Comes Back With a Gun?

Someone in the back of the class muttered what I assumed many others were also thinking.

HOME OFFICE [Introducing Rose Hope]

They got to talking about programming, and they’ve basically been hunched over their laptops coding together ever since. But there’s more.

Doomsday Philosopher

“You really do think we’re doomed,” she said, “that’s not just something you joke about on Facebook. You really feel that way.”

Good Morning, New Jersey

No stench of swamp gas or hot garbage today, delightful, so I took a walk to the coffee shop near the highway.


Few people understand that her career has always been a team effort.

A Speech For My Mother’s Birthday

The strange Internet story of the speech I gave at my mother’s 60th birthday party.


She complains. She whines. So I tell her, somewhat annoyed, to take some responsibility for the society her children live in.

Allergy Seasons

And then some dude at a bar says climate change can’t be real.

Next month is my least favorite holiday.

My father refuses to see me, speak with me, to have me in his life.

Kids These Days

In the last course I taught at a state university, 2013, most of my students were also working two jobs to help support their families.

The Drama Junky

She texts me at 7am, says she really needs to talk, sincerely needs my opinion on something. “And it’s too long to text.”

When Old Friends Get Embarrassing

She takes a break from hating social media whenever CNN airs new footage of a few hundred people looting and breaking windows.

Leaving New Jersey

When the local newspaper reports that our winters will be getting consistently colder and longer as climate change progresses, I cringe.