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On #Harvey: Mundane hurricane stories

“You’re a hurricane virgin,” a friend of mine texted…and it’s true. This was my first hurricane. I was lucky enough to be experiencing Hurricane Harvey from relative safety: on a second-floor apartment in Austin, well away from the dangers more evident on the coast and in Houston. So, we watched, like everyone, our weather apps,… Continue reading On #Harvey: Mundane hurricane stories

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A Nightmare on Elm Street: For the Kids

It turns out that I completely missed the 80s slasher-movie craze. I wasn’t even 10 years old when it started, and too busy watching Purple Rain to pay much attention to anything more grown-up (apparently). Eventually, I did see Halloween, but the other two of the holy trinity – Friday 13th and A Nightmare on… Continue reading A Nightmare on Elm Street: For the Kids