Ride, then Run

Ride, then Run

“Take it from me: If you hear the past speaking to you, feel it tugging up your back and running its fingers up your spine, the best thing to do-the only thing-is run.” ― Lauren Oliver, Delirium I’ve started getting up at 5am, like I used to do. I get up and I...
My Beautiful Daughter

My Beautiful Daughter

“I am thinking about the way that life can be so slippery; the way that a twelve-year-old girl looking into the mirror to count freckles reaches out toward herself and that reflection has turned into that of a woman on her wedding day, righting her veil. And how, when...
Red

Red

“I want to say something so embarrassing about September that even the leaves start blushing and turning red.” ― Jarod Kintz, I Want Two apply for a job at our country’s largest funeral home, and then wear a suit and noose to the job interview. “He would have...
Echo

Echo

“I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of the hunger for life that gnaws in us all.” ― Richard Wright, Black Boy Melinda and I...
Who I Am

Who I Am

“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” ― May Sarton I got back on the bike today for a light ride at the Lunch Loop. I am determined to: 1. Never Ever Ever get that sick again, and 2. Become stronger than...