‘Twas The Week Fore Election

Twas mere weeks ’til election, when all through the landThe people were voting by mail and by hand; The ballots were mounting in state after stateCast after four years of interminable wait; The voters were spilling out into the streetsWith the tongue taste of 2016 still bittersweet; And Kamala in her Chucks, and Liz with…

the aMErican dream

For a small nation, Denmark certainly looms large in the conversation. From hygge to Noma to Joe and the Juice, my current country of residence garners more than its fair share of attention. And now here we are in the midst of another presidential election–as if the last one ever ended–and Denmark keeps popping up as…

American Elegy

This is not an elegy for America, the beautiful; America land of the free. It’s not an elegy for  geography, latitude and longitude, tectonic ’tis of thee. The land, blooded and let, bartered for pretty trinkets, stolen for a woolen blanket and a few bottles of booze–she will remain. Purple mountains majesty, fruited plains. Red…

Dear 2016, Suck It

Dear 2016, Well, here we are. December 31st. If you’ve got any more surprises up your sleeve–say Harrison Ford dropping dead or Simon le Bon suddenly suffocating, the sudden annexation of Poland by Russian troops-you’ve got less than 24 hours to do your dirty work. The (not so) funny thing is that you, 2016, you weren’t…