“You’re mad at me for getting a girlfriend,” he said, referring to Emma Gurney, the attractive but not-hot eleventh grader who was not as smart as my brother, but who liked him, and thus began taking him away from me on the weekends.

 A random memory of Apollo crosses my mind, and I sigh with regret. Wasserman looks up from his book, and I quiet down. I was sitting at the kitchen table in my parents’ house when I became aware of Apollo’s presence behind me.  “What’s up,” I asked, not looking up from my book.  He began … Continue reading  “You’re mad at me for getting a girlfriend,” he said, referring to Emma Gurney, the attractive but not-hot eleventh grader who was not as smart as my brother, but who liked him, and thus began taking him away from me on the weekends.

Talking to Anti-Vaxxers

What is totally fascinating is that Americans are so divided and alienated, that they cannot even talk to one another. For instance, I saw a commercial that was, like, stark black and white depicting nurses and doctors saying, "You trust us with your health decisions, now trust us with the vaccine." And then it cut … Continue reading Talking to Anti-Vaxxers

Questions about Texas

How will the new antiabortion law interacts with other laws? Must all airlines ask every woman if she is more than six weeks pregnant and flying somewhere to terminate a pregnancy? Can someone ask all airlines to give him a list of passengers who looked pregnant? Can a woman file an order of protection against … Continue reading Questions about Texas

The Right-Wing Outrage about Leaving Afghanistan

In light of our recent withdrawal from Afghanistan, I feel like I need to point out a few things. First, I am dedicated to making sure that the world never forgets the following facts: Afghanistan never attacked us, only some fundamentalist jerks, some of whom were from Afghanistan. We had run out of targets to … Continue reading The Right-Wing Outrage about Leaving Afghanistan