“So Long, and Thanks for All the Cheese!” – parting words from my appendix

At first I blamed the chimi crawl, three Dominican hamburger-sandwiches I’d eaten on Saturday night for the sake of a magazine article. They tasted very good, but shortly after eating them I experienced acute and severe stomach pain, and three days later it still hadn’t completely subsided. On Tuesday afternoon, my still present, low-grade stomach … Continue reading “So Long, and Thanks for All the Cheese!” – parting words from my appendix

Top 16 of 2016

For me, and–dare I say–for many others, 2016 was a year of change. I once saw something that appealed to the word nerd in me. It said, “You must go through challenge to find change.” Maybe some of us have already made it through the middle (or the “lle”) of our challenge, or maybe it’s … Continue reading Top 16 of 2016

It’s Greek To Me

[Note: This essay first appeared published on The International Writer’s Blog at Brown University, which you can find here]

It’s Greek To Me

The day before I flew to Greece for a month-long writing residency program, I called my Greek friend to ask for advice.

“It’s summer, the weather is beautiful, you’ll be on the beach. What’s there to know?” he asked. Continue reading “It’s Greek To Me”