Category: life & career

#NPM17: Sylvia Plath

When I wasa BOY POET in high school I was in love with Sylvia Plath. I didn’t know at the time that she was a SAD GIRL poet that only sad girls could like. We the sad girls and me were…

Whimsy During Sandy

After seeing pictures of the devastation Sandy left in her wake, my own problems seemed very small and very manageable. I bit my tongue instead of complaining about how crowded the bus was uptown and the miles I had walk…

Eye Confess

I was OK with it even with my inner- Tiger Mom (the angry condescending voice in my head that berates and second guesses every action I take) telling me: “You’ll be blind! And then you’ll be a burden to your…