I don’t know too many people who have willingly read the story of their last relationship.  Fortunately, I used to date a writer.  Her work is phenomenal and I expected nothing less when reading the draft of her first book.  I guess I gave it away already but, yup, the book is written … More Beautiful.

A Wasp in the Garden

I’m not terribly interested in keeping quiet about this matter.  Sensitive yes, but I can’t get to my point without first revealing something awful; besides, I imagine this experience is something that others have seen.  This past week I was asked to participate in a mediation between myself and another staff member, an older man … More A Wasp in the Garden

The Story of Elsa

I wouldn’t want to write a dog story if there wasn’t a pretty message at the end.  And there’s always an end isn’t there?  I think the 90s and early 2000s was the golden-era for those heart wrenching, eye-socket flooding, emotional deluging dog movies, weren’t they?  I mean, Old Yeller was way ahead of its … More The Story of Elsa

The Preciousness of Every Little Thing, Every Little Memory

My mom looked off for just a moment, as if some story had always been near to her and seemingly always there after all these years.  As she recalled the events, the colors of the room went dull and her words became crisp and vivid. “There was that one time.” She started, as if every … More The Preciousness of Every Little Thing, Every Little Memory


To at times be indecisive, is it not as natural as the shifts in weather? Somehow, this world has managed to live, resilient and unending—