Take a Break

#Reverb15: Day 4 How can you replenish your (physical, mental, spiritual and/or emotional) resources? What do you need most of all at this moment? I am not a good self-replenisher. I never take a break. I am an excellent person to turn to if you need help replenishing but I…

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…

A Grotesque Fascination and WDBJ-TV

WDBJ-TV journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward were shot on live television yesterday by a former employee and the nation is reeling again in the wake of another senseless act of gun violence. Like many, I could only stare speechlessly as the first headlines scrolled across various social media sites….

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…

Duggarville

*****Trigger Warning***** My phone has been chiming from the moment news of a young teenaged Josh Duggar acting “inexcusably¬†for which [he was] extremely sorry and deeply regret[ed]”. My Facebook notifications were flooding with tags to various news articles almost as quickly as texts from various people — all wanting to…

My Little Lupine

It’s the time of year when I play in the dirt and marvel at the new life growing under the huddles masses of Otter Pop wrappers, solicitor fliers and dead leaves that crawled under my shrubs to wait out the winter and never came out. I don’t know who in…