The Musical That Lives in the Mouth of the Monongahela River


“Wake up sweetheart, it’s Christmas morning, your dad is going to jail.” – Sergeant. My father and I are living in our home town, a small steel-mill town outside of Pittsburgh that boomed back in the early 60′s but dissolved into a poor hole in the earth where one can’t shop for clothes, but can […]

I explore the ocean for one of Christa McAuliffe’s strands.


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Here, tourists sift sand between toes, not knowing salt makes straw of hair. I’ve always embraced this place though, minus mother’s madness. I lived in a town where I could step out of my house, look up to the sky, and watch rockets launch into space. I don’t know for what more a child full […]