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June 2016


    A Father’s Love: On Physics and Sobriety

    When we were growing up in Dubai, scorching temperatures and choking humidity mandated summer pilgrimages back to the United States (where New Orleans temperatures were only slightly cooler by comparison–but mitigated by nectar cream snowballs). My father would stay behind for most of the summer, steadily earning the paycheck that permitted these reunions with our grandparents and subsisting on canned StarKist and Ritz crackers in our absence. Han and Luke and Leia were his most reliable compatriots: that trilogy of VHS tapes was surely worn to shreds by the mid-90s. Read more