I was walking through a back alley in Old Delhi, India. Electric wire twisted and turned above me like jungle vines while street vendors stood in dark corners, trying to […]


“I feel like a cracked pot,” my roommate said through tears as she recounted a painful story. I sat on the floor beside her bed at a loss of how […]


Breaking Light

Dec 18, 2014 by

She’s sitting at a table lost in thought. I watch her for a moment before she looks up to find my face. We haven’t seen each other in months and yet it’s like no […]


Normally for my birthday, we have dinner as a family and I receive flowers and cards from my husband and the kids. This year, in addition to the sweet time with […]


My favorite thing about growing up in Florida was the time my family spent at the beach. No, I’m not a sun-goddess. My fragile and freckled pale skin has never stood […]


Darkness can be alluring. It calls us saying, “You won’t get hurt. Come and see what I have for you. Go your own way. No one will ever know. No one […]


Over the weekend, my roommate attempted to spray paint our kitchen table chairs. We carried four solid wood chairs down a flight of stairs and set them on a piece […]


In Pursuit

Dec 2, 2014 by

It was right then that I started thinking about Thomas Jefferson on the Declaration of Independence and the part about our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. […]