The day my first child was born my life changed. I had no idea that becoming a mother would change my life, shake it to the core. I finally felt whole and happy. As cliché as it sounds, I was complete. Four children and 13 years later I still feel blessed every single day. Being […]
There is a new toothbrush in my bathroom. It is the sign of a new lover in my life. A simple instrument that shows such possibility. A small gesture on both our parts that this is something more. This could be real and true and beautiful. There is a new toothbrush in my bathroom. I […]
I make my living as a waitress. I consider myself a professional. I find it’s a career choice that people are both intrigued and repelled by. The restaurant industry is a strange one. It’s a whole different way of life. It’s not just the working evenings. It’s the mystery, the romance, the chaos, the stress. […]
There is a painting hanging in my kitchen. It was given to me by the woman I bought this house from. She was a single mother too. She raised three children in this house. We bonded almost immediately and dealt with most of the sale transaction without the realtor. We preferred it that way; we […]
Recently, very recently, I have decided that it is finally time to let go of the pain I have been carrying around for 30 months. It is time to forgive, to forget, to let go, to move on.
A whale who killed his trainer and a Facebook response to Olympic protesters lead our writer to ponder human beings and our approach to the world.
It wasn’t until I was in my 20s that I even realized other people didn’t walk through their days with idle thoughts of darkness and depression, that thoughts of suicide were not part of their mental synopsis.
I have had a great love in my life. A 14-year marriage that ended with a great crash in March of last year. Understanding the how’s and why’s a marriage end is largely irrelevant to the bystander. However a marriage ends, the saddest part is the loss of that connection. The loss of that love in the universe.
When a family’s old house burns down, can shiny new renovations ever replace stories that were hidden in old walls?