Category Archives: Essay

Notes on a Quarter-Life Crisis

Notes on a Quarter-Life Crisis

Essay by

“A year and a half ago, I had a quarter-life crisis. If you read this step-by-step strategy guide — and with a little luck and determination — you can have one, too.more

Plastic Cactus

Plastic Cactus

Essay by

“Lucky came from Egypt, the land of pharaohs and Cleopatra. Now he was dead in a box in a hole in Midland, Michigan, U.S.A. more

An Uneasy Heaven

An Uneasy Heaven

Essay by

“The nearest pizza to Heaven can be purchased with an American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or VISA at Messina’s Restaurant? in the Cressona Mall in Pennsylvaniamore

Portrait of Bullwhip

Portrait of Bullwhip

Essay by

“I grabbed the whip and let it loose in the garage, let it slither around my feet, and then I took it out into the carport.more

Get a Grip on Yourself

Get a Grip on Yourself

Essay by

“I grab the stack of mags and settle into the chair, immediately trying not to think about how many other bare asses have sweated in itmore

Throwing Nothing at Nothing

Throwing Nothing at Nothing

Essay by

“He’ll be like a piece of lint in some dark corner of that mitten, in a closet, in the pocket of a coatmore

Cancer Jokes

Cancer Jokes

Essay by

“As I look at the final lab results, there’s that word, carcinoma, in such close proximity to my wife’s name, like a turd stuck to a Picassomore

Taping It Up

Taping It Up

Essay by

I chose the black tape because it was less conspicuous. That, by the way, is like being forced to wear underwear on the outside of your jeans and choosing blue…more