Personal Stories

Cats and celebrities

Cats and celebrities

“I hope you write that story, Erika. You owe it to your readership,” Susana emailed. “I think an issue of a magazine on cats would give you just the prompt you need to write down that wonderful story you recounted so wittily, fluidly, vividly and spicily.” When I...
Are you scared?

Are you scared?

Are you scared? I am. And I don’t care who knows it. I’m not scared of the fact that our President is a Republican. Hell, I’m not even entirely sure that is what he is. I’m scared that our President is mentally unstable. I am scared that he is already taking steps...

Politics and drinking

When Sunday’s presidential debate was close to ending, a friend sent me a text message. It read: “Serious question: Does watching these debates make you want a drink?” I didn’t respond right away because, as I told my friend when I eventually replied, her question...
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