Used to write for TV news, now I hope to write myself into a new story.
Nostalgia: Saudade, White Ties and Tails
What is being nostalgic for an era you did not live through? It is a self-defeating phrase in some respects since the word “nostalgia” implies the feeling is evoked by some personal association. Some definitions of nostalgia include a desire to return home. Yet for young fans of vintage Hollywood, music, or fashion, this feeling of desire is prevalent.
Team Coco: A Dog Worth the Wait
I waited for him. I adopted “Coco” when I was living in South Bend, Indiana back in 2017. I had just got my first full-time job, but I did not know anyone in the city. Growing up, my family always had dogs and dogs have always given me a sense of purpose. Being alone, with no friends or family, I was depressed. Somehow, I knew the cure; even if a dog could not solve all my problems, he would help.
The Little Black Books
“It’s for twenty thousand dollars,” the announcer told me, “sponsored by Vivian’s grocery store.” Of course, I already knew that as I signed up to take part in part two of the competition. I had made it past round one, just barely, in my opinion.