The first time I saw him drive, I didn’t realize it was him. How could it be, he had left about 10 minutes before me, and it was only a 15 minute drive from place to place. He had beamed earlier when he told me that he had gotten his learner’s permit. He had walked… Continue reading I am afraid they will kill him.
When success seems so far away, and the world says you are mediocre at best. A cog in a machine, perhaps if you are lucky. Searching for the right fit, the point, your purpose. When the world says, “No.” Again, and again. Remember this… You are someone’s favorite. Favorite person, friends, sister, brother, teacher…. You… Continue reading When the World Says, “Mediocre at Best”
“What do you mean it’s almost time Mommy?” the little one asks, trembling slightly in the morning frost. “You know it is,” says the mom, “You know it comes every year.” “But why, Mommy? Why do we have to suffer so much loss?” “So that others can be happy, little one.” The scream of the… Continue reading Morbid Thoughts While Driving
This body. First seizure at 11 months old. Bloody noses, ear infections, psoriasis Heart murmurs. Shingles at 7 and 12…14…15 Hyperactive thyroid diagnosed at 17. Kidney disease diagnosed at 18, with total renal failure. Ruptured intestine at 19. Years of illness, followed by years of determined lifestyle change. After my last labs, my doctor finally… Continue reading This Body
Here are some videos of presented readings from my notebook. Come catch this live tonight at The Overtime’s Cabaret at 10:30pm. The Construct
They say that the best way to get to know someone is to listen to a song that speaks to their soul. Here is mine. The soundtrack of my soul is a collection of songs that have gotten me through tough times, that vibrate my heartstrings, and motivate me to life. This is not exactly… Continue reading Soundtrack of My Soul
My husband and I live in a two room converted garage. His car makes a weird rattling sound when you drive it, and we are kind of just waiting for the wheel to fall off mid-highway. We both have chronic illnesses that cost more than is fair. Our mattress is not the same size as… Continue reading We Have Everything