There’s been a silence around here lately – a muffled echo of chirping crickets. It’s been on my mind, this echo, although you’d never know it by looking. I think of it often, in the curtailed moments between tasks (maintaining – a spirit-crushing formality, no?). To say the emptiness doesn’t sadden me would be a […]



A new year has arrived, bearing its usual conglomeration of rosy resolutions. My Facebook feed is abuzz with hopeful goals and noble intentions – public promises to act better, do better, be better. Good riddance, 2015, and hello to a fresh start! Excited to forget the past and look forward to the future! This year […]



later that night i held an atlas in my lap ran my fingers across the whole world and whispered where does it hurt?   it answered everywhere everywhere everywhere.   ~ Warsan Shire *   *   * I will not speak about the Paris attacks except to say that the shattered pieces of my […]

Kids These Days

Kids These Days

I hear it often. The comments, the accusations. It’s hard to stay optimistic when you’re repeatedly bombarded with stories of cyber-bullying and school shootings and juvenile criminals. I get it. I do. I’ve rolled my eyes and scoffed in disgust just as much as the next guy. My throat has nosedived into my stomach on […]