Lived Through This

A photo of a red inflatable tube man against a clear blue sky.
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On Father’s Day 2019, I found myself driving home in tears. Father’s Day and Mother’s Day have always been difficult for me since I lost my parents, but this made it harder. As I waited at a stoplight, I saw it.

It’s almost impossible to ignore: a wacky inflatable tube…

I hope that you, yes you, the person reading this, are a responsible human.

That you are practicing social distancing and staying at home as much as possible.

IDK, I Googled “social distancing” and this image came up.

As the coronavirus continues to spread, our life feels as if it’s been put on pause. Schools, theaters, gyms, museums, bars, libraries…

There’s a scene in Evil Dead II where the hero has to chop off his own hand because it’s possessed and tries to kill him.

I did that. But it wasn’t my hand and I didn’t have chainsaws installed in their place. Cancer, as it turns out, isn’t random —…

Dear Leslie,

First off I hate calling anything “an open letter” so I apologize for the mediocre title. One day I’ll write a stern open letter to potato chip companies about their abundance of air and lack of chips in their bags and THAT will be a true open letter.

I read Elie Wiesel’s “Night” when I was 13.

It was also the age my father told me about his sister.

In 1944, my grandfather, grandmother, their daughter (my father was born after the war) and 5 other families were hiding in the basement of a gentile Polish family; like…

Eden Dranger

TV and screenwriter, underdog, hotdog.

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