Martin: Hella is short for “Helluva lot of the time.” I think that’s where the Bay Area gets it. IN BERLYNN, THE SENSE! I GET THE LOGIC.
All my life, people have been telling me on and off that I walk funny. It started with my third cousin who took it upon herself to get the extra kick, literally, out of my step when I was still in grade school. It followed with a friend in 5th grade who asked why I walked the way I did. The talk about it died down until college where several people approached me, not mean-spirited at all about my...
Biography of a Goldfish Murderer
Mom’s misadventures with the goldfish continues. Every time I look at the tank, the population has dramatically declined or increased. If there is a period of two weeks in which the number of fish in there is relatively stable, I call it the Golden Age. Then again, there’s always that fish with a broken fin swimming sideways or that starving fish at the bottom who hasn’t figured...
This Way Home
It’s only been a little over a month spent in Italy but I miss it so, so much. How is it possible for one group of people/one country to completely and utterly steal my heart in such a short time? I honestly didn’t think it was possible. I miss my host brothers, even though all I did was butcher their language and bribe them with sweets. I miss host dad and host mom and her incredible cooking...