The Man in the Funhouse Mirror

When I shop, I don’t really shop for clothes. I shop for things that hide my flaws. Winter is my favorite season for this reason. I can layer and hide the parts of my body that I’m not overly fond of: my stomach, my back paunch, my narrow shoulders, my hairy shoulders, that weird patch of hair dead-center on my back that I can’t reach with a razor.

chin stay

Writing and art are difficult in the best of times. Even with a glass of wine and some Amy Winehouse, I often struggle to find the right words to type. I started November with the goal of writing every day which lasted up until November 8. On November 9th, I …

A Year of Rebuilding

When I first returned to the US, a friend told me that she considered her first year back to be “A Year of Rebuilding.” It’s probably the only realistic way to deal with the constant  internal screaming that comes from seeing your friends who have houses, kids (some more than …