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We Are the Magic-Makers

  Back where I’m from in Ohio, it doesn’t matter what you’re doing any other Sunday in the year, but come Christmas and Easter, you put on your fanciest clothes, get the family… Continue reading

April Fool’s Baby

It was on April first last year that I played the biggest April Fool’s joke ever — by telling the truth. I was pregnant, and my due date, as determined by the doctor I visited in Hong… Continue reading

i carry your heart in my heart

  (photos by David Collopy)   I met my love — quite unexpectedly — when I was given the last empty bed in a fully-booked hostel. “We didn’t get a bit of sleep all night,” Liam and… Continue reading

Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland

  In the Midwest, Ohio or Michigan, you can get in your car and drive for miles without seeing anything of note, just farmhouses and fields of corn or wheat or soy or… Continue reading

Peronal Style: Tango in the Park

    One winter, many years ago, I danced Argentine tango on the well-worn wooden floor of Ann Arbor’s old grange. “You are an . . . experienced . . . dancer?” leads would… Continue reading

The Fine Art of Mama Shaming

One day, in the rush before Christmas, I walked through an archway at the same time as two older women. Partly to give them more room, and partly just from being tired, I… Continue reading