The History of Blanket Friday

Last week someone on the bus asked me if I’m “looking forward to Black Friday”. That was a little weird. Not compared to things that happen on the bus. Much weirder things happen on the bus, both to me and in general. In the land of Havi, though, the...

Red Lights: A Love Story.

I took it for granted that the green lights were the good ones. Like a sign . A loving whisper of encouragement: Go. Permission. Go. Right timing. Go. You are ready now. Go. Red. Light. Of course green lights are the good ones. Who doesn’t want green? Except,...

Proxy.

Sometimes you really, really, really want to make some progress on a project. But then you don’t. And sometimes this state of Whoa This Is Really Not Happening is related to the fact that the some part of the project itself is kind of scaring you. Like maybe its...

Widdershins!

My uncle Svevo, who also happens to be my favorite person in the entire world, takes more joy and delight in the unexpected than anyone I know. Whenever he visits Hoppy House, I know that he’ll bring along crumpled paper bags filled with marvelous and unlikely...