Musings

Fear and Politics

I can differentiate fear’s arrival in my body. When a car leaps around a corner without warning, there’s a hot zap…

A Reunion With Philia

Across the Universe—a musical set in the ‘60s but made in 2007, whose plot is inspired by a somewhat random…

Wisdom and Teeth

One of quickest ways to check the age of a horse is to pry open its jaws. Though the horse-dealing business rife with…

Makeup

My makeup routine has come a long way since I grudgingly began dabbing concealer onto newly appearing red spots, those dreaded hormonal…

My city, my self

The clouds are lower in London. Their snugness comforts me—like the crispness of accents in nearby conversations, and the orange glow…

A Great Life

Though I never met, or even physically saw, Oliver Sacks, his death struck me the way I imagine I’ll feel…