Dear World: No, We Don’t Actually Owe You Anything

In the fall of 2012, an elderly California man named Jay Leone found himself the victim of a home invasion. As he sat, ordered to stay still as the thief rifled through his things, the man remembered he had a gun in the bathroom. Leone convinced the thief—a drug addict felon named Samuel Cutrufelli—to let…

ENOUGH: A Few Thoughts on Family Separation

You know those times when you and your siblings would be squabbling despite your mom’s repeated calls to knock it off—and finally she’d yell “ENOUGHHHHHHHH” so loud all your heads would jerk to attention? Yeah, would love to be able to do that now, but on a much larger scale. Seriously, ENOUGH. I don’t often…

Here’s My DACA Deal

Those of you who have read my work for any period of time know the lengths my husband and I had to go through to be together here in the United States. Piles of paperwork; thousands of dollars; months of separation—all of it just to get legal residency status. If he wants citizenship, that’s another…