In Sickness And In Health

Location: The United States Of America Year: 2017 Central conflict: "Is access to affordable health care a right or a privilege?" Honestly, y'all. Honestly. You know those memes about white girls who can't even? That's me these days. I am a white girl -- nay! A white woman. And I can't even. See, I was raised … Continue reading In Sickness And In Health

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Words About The Important Things

⇑  "Starve your distractions, feed your focus."  ⇓  Yesterday afternoon, Kayla, Benson, and I loaded up in the car for a quick trip to the North Carolina High Country. Though the escape would last only a few hours, it was worth every minute of the winding drive. As we've gotten older (and perhaps, hopefully, a … Continue reading Words About The Important Things

Our Shared Story

This is a postcard that Kayla's grandfather sent home to his family in Scotland, just after landing in America. It reads: Dear Jean, Arrived safely. What a journey. It was great. We are just touching New York. Will write soon. Tommy The postmark tells that the year was 1963. The stamp reveals that it cost … Continue reading Our Shared Story

Reflecting On Twenty-Six Years Of A Life Lived

I have loved. I have loved to the brink of disaster and beyond it. I have loved to the edge of perfection and then some. I have lost myself in those closest to me, and discovered myself in the eyes of strangers. I have been told no. I have said yes. I have longed for more. I … Continue reading Reflecting On Twenty-Six Years Of A Life Lived

Something T. Swift Told Me Once*

*maybe Have you ever experienced a moment of absolute clarity? When something that should have made sense much sooner suddenly comes sharply into focus. Not long ago, one of these rare certainties popped into my mind: "It's okay to avoid the people who hurt you." To be 1000% honest and transparent, I'm not sure if … Continue reading Something T. Swift Told Me Once*

Three Reasons Why You Should Consider Yourself A Global Citizen

I spent this past Saturday at the U.S. National Whitewater Center with Kayla and our dog Benson, hiking steep, winding trails, all three of us pretending that we weren't short of breath after the first ten minutes. It was beautiful out, the sun shining warmly, which seemed only fitting as it was Earth Day. My … Continue reading Three Reasons Why You Should Consider Yourself A Global Citizen