2022 in Review

The Year in Going Home

There’s a one-sidedness to the second-generation relationship. The homeland looms large in our imagination but we don’t in theirs.

The Year in the Thrift Store

 I didn’t want to know what I was looking for. I didn’t want to search or bid. What I wanted was the dream.

The Year in Dogs

As grief shaped daily life over the past three years, one of the few things that has reliably brought me comfort  is helping my dog be brave.

The Year in Rage Testing

A friend texts: Have you heard this term “she-cession”?  You reply with another term you’ve seen popping up: Forced domesticity.

The Year in a Travel Visa

There was something about the country where I was born that had always eluded me.

The Year in Medieval Erotics

It seems this year’s offerings from the Dark Ages want to raise a carnal, earthy prayer to the present age. 

The Year in Empathy

People arrive at the ER every day looking for my help, and the uncomfortable truth is that I’m often so overwhelmed that I struggle to connect with them.

The Year in Stupid Tattoos I'm Sure I Won't Regret

I’m the first woman in the world to get a tattoo because she’s sad! I invented it!