What Do You Do with the Leftover You?

    If you follow any sort of gossip or have signed into Facebook in the last few weeks, you’ve seen the posts floating around about Taylor Swift and the is-she-isn’t-she gay or bisexual or dating her BFF Karlie rumors, or how she asked, as a birthday gift,...

    Finding Manzanita

    Every time I fly into Phoenix, I look out this window and that window. I know I’ll never see it, but I look for Manzanita Speedway anyway. It closed unceremoniously in early 2009, was bulldozed into a pile, and it’s on the wrong end of the city for my...

    Four Thousand Dollars

    For thirteen years and five and a half months, I was a paper pusher.  A document generator.  A file cabinet filler.  It wasn’t my goal, but I could only get my job done, I could only make my boss happy if she saw those piles of paper flying off my desk and onto...

    Mother

    Yesterday, an older man stopped by my office to pay a bill and ask a question his wife wanted answered.  He needed more information from her, so he called her on his cell phone, on speaker phone.  When she answered the call, he started by saying “Mother,...