Glancing at the forecast in Los Angeles this past week has been unusually exciting. After months of heat, a rare stretch of highs under 80 and lows in the 50s. This past Friday, it was 56ºF in Burbank at 10am. That morning I texted a friend, “I didn’t even know this was possible
Here’s a peek behind the curtain at Metaforia: my first instinct, almost every time I sit down to write, is to explain my process. Hey, kinda like I’m …
A few years back, I got a root canal on a lower left molar. It was my first but, given my genetic dental heritage, possibly not my last. Everyone knows…
This past Thursday would have been my mother’s 72nd birthday. I’m no numerologist, but “72” doesn’t appear in any popular theory of milestone birthdays…
There is a particular subset of movie nerds that harbors a masochistic streak. I have long counted myself a member of this strange, perverted tribe. I …
In my mid-20s, a series of coincidences and minor miracles brought me to an audition for the choir at Chicago’s St James Cathedral. I narrowly skated b…
I got my first pair of glasses in second grade. We’d recently moved from Chicago to the distant Indiana suburbs, and Mrs. Carlson noticed the way I was…
It’s Labor Day in the USA. Tempting though it is to make today’s newsletter a diatribe…er, meditation on the modern American relationship to labor in g…
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