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Chale Wote 2018 Mural at Brazil House.all photos courtesy of the author

Wading Through Chale Wote

Perhaps this is what it means to host a successful street art festival: people will come in large numbers, do whatever they want, and even ignore the art. Freedom.

I am the doctor with a diagnosis, the telegram that comes early in the morning, the six missed calls from your mom

Okay, that is really dramatic. I am not that important.

North Macedonia or Bust

The European Union and the United States want the people of Macedonia to believe that a bright Euro-Atlantic future lies just around the corner.

Mr. Ouija and Mrs. Gail

I wasn’t afraid of being possessed, but Gail did freak me out, with stories of Satanic rituals that had taken place in the small Appalachian mountain town I grew up in.