An Ode to Postpartum Objects

Thank God for those glorious mesh panties they give you in the hospital after you have a baby. And the ice packs that they pretend are pads. Thank God for that satisfying “pop” when you bend the ice pack to activate. And thank God for its wonderous cooling… All hail this miracle spray which IContinue reading “An Ode to Postpartum Objects”

Hypochondriacal foundations

When I was in 4th grade my class read a very upsetting book called Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. This book pretty much ruined my life. The little girl in the story is dying of leukemia from radiation from the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. And ever since I learned of Sadako’s plight, I’ve beenContinue reading “Hypochondriacal foundations”

Thoughts on the 2020 election

I don’t know why I can’t stop thinking about what John King’s body looks like under his suit. Is that bulk muscle? Is it pudge? Whatever it is it’s very regal… I never thought I would feel so intimately connected to news anchors. But I guess that’s what happens when an election keeps going andContinue reading “Thoughts on the 2020 election”

Quotidian Antisemitisms

When people say CHallah bread… At my WASPY elementary school, I accidentally bumped into my academic nemesis as we lined up at the door. He turned around, looked me in the eyes and said ‘Jews have the knack of getting on my nerves.’ We were in 3rd grade. I wonder how he learned a phraseContinue reading “Quotidian Antisemitisms”