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Tom Smyth is a humor and culture writer based in Brooklyn, NY. His writing has appeared in McSweeney's, Reductress, Vulture, Teen Vogue, Bustle, and fan letters to Ina Garten.
This Woman Brought Her 90-Year-Old Father to Finally See the Ocean for the First Time Even Though He Specifically Asked Her Not To
“I remember asking my teacher what all of the blue on the globe was,” he recalls, “and she said that it was water. And to me that sounded like bad news.”