On all that’s been done

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For the first time in days, I’m sitting in wonderful silence, back in my little living room. The morning sun is finally making it’s appearance through the blinds, and my coffee, now lukewarm, sits contently on the table next to me.   I don’t even mind that it’s lukewarm because heck; I’m bringing in the new year ...

When You’re Still Here Breathing

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You know those moments that stop you still in your tracks and enable you to see clearly - if just for a short while - what really matters in life? Loss; near death experiences; curve balls thrown at you; powerful stories. For most, life over time tends to have a mix of both highs and lows that ...

In 6 years

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Moving here, I quickly learned it's not very common in grad school to have more than 3 years of marriage under your belt. In all fairness, it's not very common to have more than 3 years of marriage under your belt when you're in your 20's in general anymore. But especially not in grad school. Big ...

Layla Land

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I sat across a large conference table as the clock struck a quarter past eight. A mild scent of freshly brewed coffee lingered in the air as the machine gurgled in the hallway, slowly bringing the small office to life. I held my gaze at the instructor, listening intently to each word as he spoke. He ...

When the clock strikes 12…

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They say witching hour is the time of night that all the worst creatures slide out of the shadows and begin their dark deeds. The clock strikes 12 and the wise rush home, tucked away safely in bed.  "Nothing good happens after midnight", they warn. But that is just in fairy tales, is it not? At most, midnight beckons a ...