We always got our hair cut on Tuesday. Our aunt gave all the cousins haircuts, even giving me the tight curl perms I thought were a good idea in the 80’s. Her shop is a small brick building with a big glass window facing the street. On Tuesdays, she worked... Read more →

I woke up on a cot in the gymnasium with butterflies in my stomach. I’d brought a sleeping bag with the intent of sleeping on the hard floor, but after suffering from an awful case of indigestion, I was offered one of the few available cots. I seemed to be... Read more →