Where There is Everything

“The trouble with birth control,” Carmen says, “is that people use it and then pee out hormones that get stuck in our tap water.” We are sitting in the back of an assembly for the tenth grade about drunk driving. There are these graphic pictures on the projector screen at the front — a kid […]


The Back Garden

Three weeks after she arrived, Ana and I decided to build a fire in the stone-circled pit behind the house. We arranged twigs and logs while I told her about George Washington’s views on love. “Washington is mostly well known for other stuff, but I read a book once that quoted him talking about his […]