Monthly archives: January, 2016

He Takes Every Bride

He takes every bride. Think about the process a bride goes through in order to prepare for her wedding day: the dress, the hair, the makeup, the nails, the shoes, etc. All of this in anticipation for that one moment when her groom lays his eyes on her for seemingly the first real time. Imagine …

#GetReal – A Social Media Rant

It struck me recently how perfectly inaccurate our portrayal of life is as we display it on social media.  Take your pick they’re all the same – Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.  Every outlet displays only the most remarkable, attention-worthy moments of each of our lives – myself, included.  Even if you’re one of those …

The Color of Sound

Growing up I always knew I was a little bit different. It was like I always fit in, but still managed to feel left out. It all started when I was in elementary school. “It” being the first time I was told “You talk like a white girl.” Now, being a little kid you really …

Powerball – What you won’t hear in the news

I live next to a liquor store where an old man sleeps. He’s outdoors most mornings in the fog that I can barely stand without my piping mug of coffee and full-blast defroster I use to thaw my body and mind. At night, I notice him, too. He’s almost always drunk under the flickering of …

Anastasia – A Tragedy

What did you think, Nastya, when you looked into the courtyard? Were you surprised to see the promise of Spring matured into Summer? Did your heart lift at the sight of the clear blue sky, and birds flying above the rooftops, or did your darkest thoughts return when you saw the decrepit wooden door which …

Insanity

Insanity How do you say sorry to the one who chose to hurt you because your mere existence caused them pain? Can you make amends with someone who you’ll never call a good friend because your wrath is stronger than your shame? My rage and guilt are sweethearts holding hands beneath the black stars of …