Black Shirt/White Hairs

plain-black v-neck t-shirt  folded in the dresser drawer fresh from the laundry perfect in its simplicity it feels like the Tao of my wardrobe I want to wear it first! I say in the morning and throw it over my head I look down and notice it’s covered in white hair from the dog sheContinue reading “Black Shirt/White Hairs”


My parents’ dog Shanti’s favorite toy was a little stuffed animal lamb named Lamby.  It had a white wooly back, hoofed legs, little nub ears, and pink face with ‘y’ shaped snout. He’d pick it up with his teeth, growl, and shake it back and forth.  If you grabbed the other end of it, ShantiContinue reading “Lamby”

Todd Van Poppel

Todd Van Poppel Todd Van Poppel pitching prospect  limitless potential Todd Van Poppel Todd Van Poppel Oakland Athletics already unstoppable  Todd Van Puppy  Todd Very Pristine  toast of ‘91 Beckett’s Magazine Wodd of Dollars Van Odd Cents sportscard show whole allowance In Todd We Trust We the Poppel believe  keep it safe in a plasticContinue reading “Todd Van Poppel”

Vending Machine

It was mid-afternoon, and I needed an energy boost to finish grading papers, so I went downstairs to the school’s nearest vending machine. I swiped my credit card and then punched in the code.  D1.  Peanut M&M’s. The machine started buzzing and the metal coil started turning just like it was supposed to. But thenContinue reading “Vending Machine”