FICTION: Red Light

They say that red light is more calming for safari animals. The exit signs are red.  The conductor came by to take my ticket. He said Where you goin’? and I said Boston and he said Bahston and I said Yes and he said I’m from Boston I’m just teasin’ ya and he kept going… Continue reading FICTION: Red Light


Observations in the Harrison Municipal Court

1. The majority of people in this courtroom are chewing gum. This includes the court secretaries and the judge. 2. Lawyers are permitted to keep their phones. 3. Everyone else allegedly does not have a phone on their person. I sincerely doubt that this is the case. The court bouncer -- that is, the man… Continue reading Observations in the Harrison Municipal Court

Word Map

originally published in the Yale Daily News Magazine On the wall of my dorm room hangs a map. Months after move-in, it refuses to lie flat against the plaster, despite the battalion of Command strips clinging to its laminated corners. The majority of the map is light-blue ocean, with two major landmasses and a smattering of islands.… Continue reading Word Map


#TBT to when iOS7 first came out

...and I wrote the following: Last week, a friend of mine upgraded to iOS7. It was a big deal in the sense that he first made me look at it on both his phone and his computer, then watch a seven-minute film about the new software, narrated by an intriguing British man who turned out… Continue reading #TBT to when iOS7 first came out



Contemplations from the dentist's chair originally published in the Yale Daily News Magazine I’m staring at my skull. Or, more accurately, my jaw: lower left molars glow in one black-and-white snapshot, upper left molars in another, teeth foreign yet familiar in their eerie greenish cast. The side view, the front view. The gem of the… Continue reading Historodontics


Hello world.

This is my first blog post. Blog is one of my least favorite words. To me, blog should mean a bloated bog, a place where knee-high boots are required and the occasional Stone Age cadaver is dredged up, having been spectacularly preserved by humic acid. I prefer "web-log." Similarly, I don't much like the word blogger, and… Continue reading Hello world.