Category: Community Life


The Pursuit of Suffering [redux]

[Originally published in 2008.  Today marks Sonia’s 29th birthday.  Happy birthday, Sonia; we still miss you.] I watched the grainy, blocky video in silence. My friend was singing “Landslide” and I felt a certain tautness in my eyebrows and a peculiar heaviness in the corners of my mouth. By now...


I Voted! / He Votado!

Hi! Fellow urban dweller here, guest blogging for the DISPLACEMENT series. In light of the Prez’s upcoming re-inauguration, here is a reflection on my first voting experience in North Philly, originally written this past election. I received invites from two bloggers named Dave (one in Delaware, one in California) to...