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On Cold Pizza and Scrambled Brains

I wrote a short piece for Lucky Peach on how debased breakfast traditions have become in my family:

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These ice-crusted rocks are #whyirun: flickers of winter, things…

These ice-crusted rocks are #whyirun: flickers of winter, things I only really see when I’m out alone, my heartbeat drumming my mind into order. #quiet #weatheriswilderness #andthentheyweregone (at Manhattan Bridge) via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1PQaTzx

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Monday evening, Chester looked to be hours from death It came on…

Monday evening, Chester looked to be hours from death It came on suddenly–wouldn’t eat, couldn’t stand up, twitched spastically, couldn’t focus, couldn’t stop panting. We gathered round him on the floor and said goodbyes, afraid he wouldn’t wake up in … Continue reading

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Tales from Ungentrified Williamsburg, ep. 1: we moved recently…

Tales from Ungentrified Williamsburg, ep. 1: we moved recently into a new office, so I called Verizon to have a phone line & internet brought in to the space. I waited all day yesterday for Verizon to show–didn’t–and half of … Continue reading

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For some reason–fear of being maudlin and kitschy, I…

For some reason–fear of being maudlin and kitschy, I guess–I’d never retraced my steps from from the morning of Sept. 11th before today. But as I was on my way over the bridge from Williamsburg this morning, I thought: why … Continue reading

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Day 5 began with the greatest run of my life: 13 miles (and…

Day 5 began with the greatest run of my life: 13 miles (and 2500’ of climbing) from Eixample up along Carretera de les Aigües, an urban running trail like none other: graded dirt, jasmine spilling over old stone walls, fields … Continue reading

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The first time I laced up to train for a marathon was 2012, when…

The first time I laced up to train for a marathon was 2012, when I joined @wellnessintheschools’s marathon team on a lark. The longest I’d ever run before was 7 miles, and that was only because I’d gotten lost in … Continue reading

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Every single body in the city is out tonight. Afropunk Fest,…

Every single body in the city is out tonight. Afropunk Fest, #E24X, a dozen newlyweds, firefighters icing the knee of a boy who fell off his bike, “so many 1st birthday parties out here, everybody was gettin busy in the … Continue reading

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Poor

“That’s how you can tell someone’s poor.” My babysitter pointed slyly at the neck of the boy sitting ahead of us in the bleachers. We were at a basketball game at her high school, a small public school in a … Continue reading

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Poetry

Just inside the gate of a garage in Greenpoint, a wiry man with gray hair and a deep-set scowl sits on an upturned bucket. He spits on the ground as I approach. “I’m not fucking sheep!” he yells, shaking his head … Continue reading

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