A Letter to my Mother

Four years ago, I lost my mother to cancer: lung that metastasized to her brain and then throughout her body. She didn’t have health insurance and thankfully the hospice workers found a grant for treatment, though really it was always hopeless. It was horrible, but fast. To this day, I still donate money to the […]

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In Defense of Cleveland

When I first moved to the Cleveland area seven years ago, I didn’t expect to stay long. It was just a short stop on my way from grad school to the “real world.” I actually wanted to go to library school in Albany, but I got a full ride at Kent State University and I […]

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