Asthma in Summer: Family Vacation at Virginia Beach

        The oppressive night
like a blanket. Layers
        of wetness on
my bronchial tubes, my
        limbs; my
husband’s body
        ​on top of me. I
want to walk out, to the bay,
        ​the ocean, to a
mountain, to a place of
                 In my dream,
men keep women’s
women’s souls, in
        ​little jars along
the mantel, and it makes it so
        ​​much easier. Then
the women hold the broom,
        ​​the fork, but
not the knife. At Kokoro,
        ​​the Japanese chef
tosses it in the air—and
        ​​catches it.
                 My children.
The sticking point.
        ​​​I …

Maverick’s Surf Point

Unwavering Devotion to the Wave

Zócalo originally published this article on August 4, 2011.

One of the most magical things about the Maverick’s surf point-or perhaps it’s simply the most intriguing-is that you can’t usually see …