Money Light

I’d never classify my family as poor when I was growing up, but I can say that, looking back on it, there were times when we may have been more “money light” than other people. I know this because, I have heard friends refer to things that I had no real concept of growing up. […]

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The Chicken Place on Laurel

I’m 30, single, and living in Los Angeles. Thanks to my foray into online dating, I feel like I’m living my own version of Sex and the City. Except instead of going to Fifth Avenue parties with Mr. Big, I find myself on many awkward dates with engineers at the Macaroni Grill.I bring this up

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My Brother, the Hero

I stopped walking. My brother, David, paused and turned to me with a questioning look. “I forgot my PE clothes,” I said, my voice tight with anxiety. Physical education was a major life issue for me in middle school. Unlike every other Murphy in my family, I was not at all athletic. I attempted to

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