I Want Things to be Different. Grief Sucks.

I Want Things to be Different. Grief Sucks.

No one wants to feel grief. It’s a real bitch. Yet, it’s an experience we must have as humans. It feels pervasive these days. The election brought it to the forefront of society. And my own disintegration of my romantic relationship has brought it to the...
The Color Of Carnage

The Color Of Carnage

Truth can be painful. Truth requires the strongest courage. Sometimes I write to tell a story. Always I write to seek out my truth. Because for me, writing is spiritual – in the way that embracing a painful truth is spiritual. I write to explore, to find truth,...
When a Friend Says that ONE Thing

When a Friend Says that ONE Thing

I think I have a great relationship. All things considered and compared, I know I do. But yesterday, one of my dearest friends blew the coconut milk out of my hot chocolate with one statement: “You and Mark don’t work together like a couple, because each...
This Saved My Life

This Saved My Life

I was married. He was an alcoholic. I was teaching public school. He was drinking himself to sleep. I got a new job with the bank. He worked less and less. My life felt wrong. Then I saw this Story People print by Brian Andreas at The Bag Lady on Kenilworth Avenue. I...
What the Hell’s a Soul Mate Anyway?

What the Hell’s a Soul Mate Anyway?

Alone. 9,059 miles away from what I used to call home. 9,059 miles away from anyone who knows how to say my name with soft familiarity. I walk along the cobbled pathway overlooking the Arabian Sea. It, like me, meanders from restaurant to restaurant. I learn to tell...
Forgive But Don’t Forget Is…Well, It’s Bullshit

Forgive But Don’t Forget Is…Well, It’s Bullshit

Complete and utter bullshit. I always hear people saying, “I can forgive, but I don’t have to forget.” If you are a person who says this, then I challenge you: If you’re hanging on to the memory that strongly, then how are you really moving forward in your life? If...