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Blog · Essay · Nonfiction
We’ve Been Robbed.

Recently (March 2018) I decided to visit Taiwan, which involved going through San Francisco. As it happens, my parents live in San Francisco and being the dutiful child I am, I decided to leave town a little early so I could have a short visit with them. The plan was for me to drive down…

Blog · Essay · Flash Fiction · Heavy Handed Parable
The Apartment Complex (Or a Heavy Handed Metaphor)

I feel like writing a heavy handed metaphor, an analogy if you will. If you don't like that sort of thing go ahead and just skip this whole piece. But I promise it will at least be darkly entertaining. Ready for it? Okay, here goes: In the middle of nowhere, far from anything of convenience,…

Blog · Essay
On Guns and Educators

In light of the recent school shootings, I've recently come across a few posts/comics/memes suggesting that the solution to the problem of mass shootings should be to give the teachers guns. I refuse to believe that people actually think arming our educators is an actual solution. Off the top of my I can think of…