Right on Sister–ur Mother!

Yes, you should absolutely call your mom today. But you should also know that Mother’s Day isn’t just a holiday for greeting card and chocolate companies to make a buck, but of radical antiwar and feminist organizers.   Women Strike for Peace activists at a Censure Nixon rally in Washington, DC, on January 18, 1972. (Dorothy… I’mContinue reading “Right on Sister–ur Mother!”

Christopher and the Ergonomic Chairs

Christopher parked his Nissan Sentra in the company’s CFO spot—walked into the empty building, and took his place at the Information Desk of the vacant building. He checked and routed yesterday’s mail, checked and routed yesterday’s email and voicemails, and checked his email and schedule–nothing was for him. It was March of 2020, and heContinue reading “Christopher and the Ergonomic Chairs”

Returning to the Movie Theater

Godzilla vs. Kong — ASSHOLES WATCHING MOVIES As everyone knows by now, movie theaters are opening up with limited seating. There are two BIG films I want to see on the big screen: Jon M. Chu‘s In the Heights, which will be released sometime this summer, and Godzilla vs. Kong, which is currently playing! IContinue reading “Returning to the Movie Theater”

Observations From the Mat #7: My New Folding Yoga Mat From Hell

This post is the source for a Six Sentence Stories creative writing challenge. The following, however, is all the painful truth. A little over a year ago, before COVID-19 shut down my gym, I bought a folding mat. I needed a mat that could fit in my cramped locker. The idea was genius: a matContinue reading “Observations From the Mat #7: My New Folding Yoga Mat From Hell”

Returning to the mat

There are several unique styles of yoga that exist and they can be quite different from each other. While starting out, it might seem like “yoga” is one practice or style, but students quickly discover that there are numerous forms of this practice to explore. While each style has similarities in the essence and philosophy… 9Continue reading “Returning to the mat”

The Great American Past-Time

After the ride to the station, the hum of the train, the anticipation at the ticket gate, buying a new cap for a new season, a new beginning, Clay anxiously took his seat along the third baseline. A year had passed since he had attended one of these. Now, he’d swear he could smell theContinue reading “The Great American Past-Time”

Frozen in a field of Pradas

“Maximus has something in his mouth!” Janet frantically whispered to Brandon, waking him up. “He’s under the bed!” When Brandon shined his Maglite under the bed, he saw a three-inch field mouse–scampering into their closet. “What is it?” “It’s a mouse, presumably drowning in your Pradas.” “Ew!” Brandon found the rodent poking his head outContinue reading “Frozen in a field of Pradas”

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all”

I ran across this article in Jacobin here on WordPress and wanted to share it. I have always enjoyed Oscar Wilde’s work but didn’t know he wrote a political essay supporting socialism. It just made the top of my Goodreads list! To some degree, it makes sense that he would be a socialist or anContinue reading ““To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all””