An essay I began last December (on December 26th, to precise) just got featured on one of my favorite literary non-fiction outlets, The Rumpus!

Check out my new essay, “All My Visits from Santa,” if you’re in the mood for some holiday cheer.

Here’s a teaser:

“Confession: I’m a Hindu who loves Christmas.

Given the extra bounce in my step that December brings out in me every year, I shouldn’t have been surprised when it was in the form of my favorite Christmas tradition that I was sent a beacon of hope. I was gearing up for a grey Christmas day, in my apartment alone and wallowing under the covers… when, three days before Christmas, Cute Guy with The Sparkling Eyes showed up.”

[Original art by Liam Golden]