Drowning is not an option

2020-11-09T21:07:27-08:00November 9th, 2020|Life Struggles|

Depression is real. It has strength, tenacity, and the power to push the sufferer down into unknown depths. Depression has a posse, bringing along with it insomnia, anxiety, and anhedonia. [...]

Time out

2020-04-11T17:06:32-07:00April 11th, 2020|Life Struggles|

TIME OUT I am a good at listening, a skill I mastered by the time I was an adolescent. During my wonder years, my father would often admonish me for [...]

The Animal

2020-02-14T21:15:39-08:00February 14th, 2020|Family Life|

First thing in the morning I never know who I am going to meet. When I approach in the hallway, am going to see a smile, a giggle, a contorted [...]


2019-12-09T22:17:03-08:00December 9th, 2019|Life Struggles|

I was always the shortest. The most petite version in the classroom, in the home, and amongst my peers. In the second grade, I distinctly remember being taunted because of [...]

The Launch

2019-11-22T13:10:39-08:00July 24th, 2019|Family Life|

“Get your house in order,” seasoned church mothers often crooned during Sunday service when I was young adult. The women who sang from experience loved to exalt the importance of preparation. [...]


2019-07-29T20:06:13-07:00July 9th, 2019|Life Struggles|

The mirrored reflection sometimes has its payoffs.  As I stared at my face in the glass in front of me, I enjoyed my view. The right shade of red adorned [...]

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