Photo of blue and red bricks; blue bricks on the left encroaching on the red bricks on the right.

Shields

Right now, my kids are watching the news. To be specific, they’re watching election results roll in. They don’t understand the full scope of things, but they know that Mama likes the blue people. That she supports health care and education and gun control and protections for people who don’t look like her or them. … Continue reading Shields

Evolution

“Are you a writer?” asked the woman in the park. She’d seen my yellow field bag with the Ray Bradbury quote: You must stay drunk on writing so that reality cannot destroy you. “I like to write,” I equivocated. It was my standard answer. It was true, after all, and got me out of committing to … Continue reading Evolution