Vipra Ghimire was born in Kathmandu, Nepal, and grew up outside of Philadelphia, PA. She received her AB in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College, MPH from Emory University and an MA in Writing from the Johns Hopkins University. She is the nonfiction editor of The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, a literary journal. Her essays appear in Eckleburg, the Dime Show Review and Waccamaw. She lives in Baltimore, MD.
Home plate was the humpy, ridged roots of the tree trunk. The huge old tree, perhaps an oak, was in our rectangular, forest-like yard. There was no grass, just leaves in the fall and shade in the spring and summer, and packed dirt all year round on the ground. It was where we played baseball.