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.
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
1.) Good things are always just around the riverbend, and the best way to reach them is to listen to the flow and don’t be afraid to dive in. 2.) Soulmates exist, see above. 3.)Family is the most important thing. Always. They are irreplaceable, and oh so valuable. 4.) Money isn’t everything. Enjoying your life… Continue reading What I Learned in 2015
Weeks ago, uncertainly ringing in my ears, I threw the glass to the tile and it shattered into a million pieces. The shards flew 360 degrees and hid behind things I didn’t think they could even get into. Gingerly, I crossed the room and sat among the wreckage of my newly wreaked havoc. For twenty… Continue reading The Broken Things in Life
As it is Earth Day, it seems fitting to take a moment and contemplate the earth’s current situation. However, as a Student Affairs professional, my mind is always focused on the continuing growth of college education- and of course it’s accumulating debt. As these two ideas converge in my head, a new thought comes to… Continue reading Will Student Debt Save the World?
We are moving backwards in time. With the recent lynching of a black high school student, adults making horrific comments condoning the 15 year old death of Matthew Shepard, and the growing popularity of ISIS for young teens. I have to ask myself, what the hell? How are we the same generation who grew up… Continue reading What the hell, America?
In response to the article about an elderly man being mugged, and the increasingly desperate acts all over the country, I begin to reflect on why these people are lashing out so brazenly and increasingly often. In my mind, it all boils down to economics. As hope for the “American dream” of success begins to… Continue reading Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures