When the lights go out
Back in the days (and I say this like I’m already 50 or something), power outages were not so dull in my neighborhood in the Philippines. When the power company decides out of whim that we’ve had happy days too many and could do without electricity for the night, out come our guitar and Solid Gold “songhits.” My siblings and I would sneak out of the house and participate in...
Home Economics 101
Some time ago I wrote this story about how I learned about the birds and the bees and the goddamn butterflies. I was in attendance at some wedding reception and my brilliant brother revealed to me that one gets pregnant from exchanging saliva when canoodling. This worried me terribly as my mom would usually suffocate me with hundreds of kisses. What if I got freaking pregnant? Eventually I...