Journey

Grafting the Future

At the Hotel Vitale, they leave ideas rather than chocolates on your pillow at night. I first stayed there in …

Earthly Pleasures

I sing the Body electric; The armies of those I love engirth me, and I engirth them; They will not …

Vegas on the Half Shell

Vegas is the glistening grime stuck to the bottom of your shoe, the spent condom peppered in glitter that you …

Bridging the Past

Some things, like bridges, brick houses and my uncle’s wool newsboy cap, never go out of style.

Jackpot

When I was little, my Auntie Jill’s gaming prowess was legendary. She played games of chance with a mysterious aura …

5 Days in the Rust Belt

Motor City. Gray City. Pothole City. Ain’t exactly what I remember city. Henry Ford blue and yellow reed grasses stand …

B-i-n-g-o

Tapping into my roots… We played Euchre and Oh Shit – two card games – on Friday, and Bingo with …

Swan Song / Cigno Canzone

During my final year of undergraduate study, I wrote a paper for a focused seminar on Geoffrey Chaucer, during which …

Lost / Sono Persa

Nothing confirms that I’m out of my home country like being asked to produce i miei documenti when requested by …