The Disease

Library

Yesterday while browsing the top articles on msn.com, I ran across one entitled “The Case Against Grades.” Against my better judgment, I opened and read it. As my brain attempted to process phrases like “stress and fear of failing tests lead to classic symptoms of procrastination, avoidance, confusion and low self-esteem,” I could feel my […]

“Penance”

Church Window

The straw that broke the camel’s back. I’m not sure where the phrase comes from, or even what it means, but as it rings through my ears, it feels wonderfully appropriate. So I repeat it, loudly at first, then softer and softer until I’m barely whispering into the piercing January wind, “This is the last […]

Comes Out of My Soul Like a Rocket

Balloon

And now, an excerpt from a famous poem by Charles Bukowski entitled “So You Want To Be A Writer.” don’t be like so many writers, don’t be like so many thousands of people who call themselves writers, don’t be dull and boring and pretentious, don’t be consumed with self- love. the libraries of the world […]

From: Me, To: You

Beautiful Scar

This week is National Infertility Week. I have never experienced the gut-wrenching pain that must accompany years of trying to conceive, but I have experienced wanting a baby, losing a baby, and resorting to medication in order to make my body do what every female body should do. Is built to do. Because if I […]

Turtle

Turtle

It’s anti-bullying week at school, which means, in an effort to “put bulling to rest,” I got to wear my pajamas to work today. Although that’s a definite perk of anti-bullying week, it’s not the perk. The perk, of course, is that the entire week is devoted to illuminating and eradicating bullying – a noble […]