The American Dream

Leasing out the American Dream isn’t something I ever thought was even possible when I little girl. Like many of my friends when we played with our Barbies (don’t judge), our American Dreams were filled with houses, flower gardens, children and spouses who would fill our lives with hearts and…

The Youngest Female Aviator

It stands to reason that after teaching for so many years I would have the pleasure of seeing students grow up into amazing young adults who would approach the world with a ferociousness I could only be proud of. I find myself feeling a bit of maternal pride as I…

Gravitational Pull

When I was in college I had a strange experience in that I had to be x-rayed so a doctor at my university’s medical center could determine why I was having difficulty breathing. As he and I studied my x-ray together in awkward silence I, in my youthful fear for what…

Gray is my safe word

When a writer only has an audience of five — and I think one of them might have wandered off somewhere so I  may be down to four — it is easy for her to forget that she should announce Enormous News for the rest of her imaginary audience. It…