My Inner Sister

I realize she’s inside me, my enemy within, but I see her as separate from me somehow. I picture her…

There comes a point

There comes a point when you have to face up to where you came from–the choices you made–the life that’s…

The Space of a Woman

Don’t apologize to him. These words run through my mind as I pant and sweat my way through a workout…

Ken Burns Life Goals

When I left my academic research job, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do next. I’d moved to Atlanta…

Rough Towels

The best chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream I’ve ever had I ate around ten years ago somewhere between Boston,…

An Addendum

Two years ago I wrote a post about the challenges of improvement and how I found winning a Most Improved…

Foggy Cannon Christmas

Then from each black, accursed mouth The cannon thundered in the South,     And with the sound    …

Did I lose the year?

Empty daily boxes. Months of vast blank space. On a giant poster size 2019 wall calendar meant to track my…

Sitcom Expectations

I write a lot about loneliness. Maybe a surprising amount given I’m married, I have a supportive family who I…