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From the moment I came into this world, Pop-Pop Blackie showered me with love and attention. He would come over to my house every day, most times unannounced and without always knocking. When it was time for bed, he would hold me in the rocking chair and sing me an improvised lullaby from The JazzContinue reading “Toupée”

The Hallway

            There were countless times when I would wake up in the middle of the night and not be able to fall back asleep. I would venture out into the hallway, feeling lonely and deeply disappointed when I’d see that, once again, the doors leading to my parents’ bedroom and my grandfather’s bedroom were closedContinue reading “The Hallway”

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