Little Boy Blue: Brief Thoughts On Men Who Cry

By Laurel Dammann Unlike many children, I have seen my father cry. Once. It was misty-eyed more than actual tears and it happened so abruptly and then ended so quickly that I sometimes wonder if it was actually the after effect of a sneeze. Then I remember how quickly he ducked his head, hiding himself … Continue reading Little Boy Blue: Brief Thoughts On Men Who Cry

Lipmix

By Laurel Dammann | Featured image published in American Beauty, January 1957 The first thing I ever did with lipstick was eat it. There are pictures of me at 2-years-old, plump and puzzled on the living room floor as my mom snaps pictures of my mouth smeared siren red— the early warning sign of a … Continue reading Lipmix