Category Archives: Memoir

An open letter to New York Catholics who are freaking the eff out

I want to tell you to calm down. However, as a chronic hypochondriac who is easily startled by small animals and loud noises, I know that “calm down,” is the last thing you should say to someone who is freaking … Continue reading

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The American President

“Real Gs move in silence, like Obama” – Bassey Ikpi There was a guy I was friends with in law school. I don’t remember when I met him, but I do know that every few months for some years, he … Continue reading

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Geeks shall inherit the earth

My friend Alex has a new book out today by that very title, go buy it on amazon! Dooo ittt. I’ll wait. *taps foot* Done? Ooh, how about you buy one for your mom too! Don’t worry, I won’t start … Continue reading

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The more things change

I was an expert mimic when I was a kid. This talent often led to awkward moments when I would deliver, verbatim, whole sections of Eddie Murphy’s “Raw,” because I watched whatever my mother watched, adult content ratings be damned. … Continue reading

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2010 according to my facebook status updates

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Person up, America

When I was seven, I took my first flight to Panama alone. My mother, god bless her, sent me to my grandparents with two suitcases of clothes, every piece of identification I had in the world and a jar of … Continue reading

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California girls are undeniable

Somehow, I managed to start this blog during an “adventurous Stephane who leaves the house,” phase. Practically every post is set in a different city and I’m doing something other than watching moving pictures flicker across a screen. I assure … Continue reading

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In addition to getting fistsful of guilt water, I extracted a late checkout from the check-in counter lady. I went to find the casino, but they didn’t have a poker room. I stormed back over to the check-in lady. “You … Continue reading

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A supposedly fun thing I’ll never do again

This trip report needs a few introductory words. First, beyond Mt. Rushmore and dinner with Mike in Iowa, the other stops on this tour were culled from reader comments on Clareified and suggestions left on my facebook and twitter pages. … Continue reading

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RIP Senora Isil

I have to take a break from my road trip blogging. My aunt was murdered last night in Panama. She had a big fancy house in the suburbs, but she was usually in Miami with my cousin and her granddaughter. … Continue reading

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