There’s a Line

My friend warns me, “There’s always a line. But it’s worth the wait.” Even though the place is called Prune, I trust my friend’s taste in breakfast joints. I don’t mind waiting. During my walk down from midtown, I pass half a dozen churches; on every corner just across from the church, homeless men and women camp, signs out and read more >>

Against Genre

Genre means the type of art, literature or music characterized by a specific form, content and style. For example, literature has four main genres: poetry, drama, fiction and non-fiction. All of these genres have particular features and functions that distinguish them from one another. Hence, it is necessary on the part of readers to know which category of genre they read more >>


Trump I, like all of my friends, have been knocked sideways by the strange and sudden turn of events. Trump’s nomination has left us gasping for breath. (It doesn’t help that a rash of forest fires in the area has draped our city with a tarp of smoke.) In short: we expected the glass ceiling broken but had the floor read more >>


Though it took me a while to catch onto the pattern, in the few days running up to the election many things in my life began to go out, break, fall apart. My back, for starters, after a few days of hauling boxes. My phone, which turned off mid-email and refused to come back on. The doorknob to our porch read more >>

Black in Minneapolis

1) We followed the young hostess through the mostly empty restaurant to the back table—furthest from the door, only a few feet from the waiter station—and stalled there. Shame plastered all over her face as she set down the menus. Was she seating us there because of our skin color? Was she told to do this by her manager? We read more >>