My Right to Exist

In many friend groups, politics is an off limit topic of conversation. In many cases, the same is true for me. My closest friends have a myriad of different leanings and viewpoints, all influenced by our life experiences. Political beliefs have never prevented us from being friends, but occasionally a viewpoint with pretty glaring racial …

Game of Privilege

It's late. I should be asleep. As I begin this, it's 1:23AM in my corner of New England. I had a fabulous and productive day cleaning and waiting for the arrival of some of my favorite people on the planet. My birthday was Thursday and they came down to celebrate the weekend with me. As …

Sudden Sunrise

Two and a half years ago, I completely gave up on the idea of hope. I'd stood with my best friend through a harrowing experience with cancer, and despite all my praying, pleading, and bargaining with the universe, she died. Truth be told, I felt as though I had, too. So, I sat in the …

Out Of The Box

When I was 14, my "One True Love" ™️ was my best friend. He and I had known each other longer than either of us could remember. We had similar interests (mostly books and language) and our families had been wishing us together since before we stopped believing in cooties. Their 'ship game was so …