Finca la Flor

A single mother sheltering from an abusive marriage on an experimental Costa Rican farm   I hate when she does that—hugs me from behind and cups a breast in each hand. But what can I do? She allows me to live on the finca as part of the commune and acts like a grandmother to … Continue reading Finca la Flor

The Momismo Deal

On Easter break during my ‘semester abroad’, I went to Sicily to visit family. A couple days in, my cousin, Gianfranco, dragged me along to his friend Nino’s. Seems his wife had just birthed their first child, a son. What luck. Something to celebrate. Not much else had gone Nino’s way since graduating from architecture … Continue reading The Momismo Deal