Pregnancy Is

According to Google, pregnancy is a blessing. And a hypercoagulable state, whatever that is. Oh God. Do I need to worry about this? I’m not going to google that to find out. For the wife, pregnancy has been the thing that made her barf in her hand that one time in the middle of kitchen, … More Pregnancy Is

The Shed

When I was a teenager, I was a budding filmmaker, by which I mean I happened to own a video camera. I had a great idea for a documentary film called “The Shed,” which would have been an exploration of the shed in our backyard. Ominously rusted and sunken into the earth, it had ceased … More The Shed

Shark’s Teeth

I have an uncle that died a few months ago. No need to express condolences — he was a man I barely knew, a man with many demons, an uncle only by familial relationship, my father’s brother. And yet he has always been something more, an intriguing symbol of my childhood. After Marvin’s funeral, my … More Shark’s Teeth

Favorite Words

I read an article in the New Yorker recently about how our favorite words reflect our worldview. Not that I regularly read the New Yorker or even understand half the articles. Tangent: Me and the wife sometimes have this fantasy about being fancy, distinguished people, having coffee and orange juice on our deck on Sunday … More Favorite Words