March 28, 2017

We are capable of rich and life-altering intimacy--however fleeting--with the oldest of comrades, and the newest of acquaintances. We can step away from the empty pleasantries that distance us from others and that "mask" the ill-mannered insecurities that cause us to neurotically and compulsively apologize for our chronic truancy and bad behavior.

We can ackn...

March 28, 2017

You can exhale and close the heavy door behind you, wrestle it shut if you have to. You can lean against the inside of it and even click the lock, it’s up to you. You can choose not to be so damned accommodating of the hands and voices that pull at you and call your name. You can let them solve their own problems.

After all, you’re in here, behind t...

July 2, 2016

When I finally laid claim to the anguish in my own heart. When I understood it was of my own creation. I could begin to forgive myself for enslaving others to carry what was not theirs to carry. Something about ownership. It seems to me that our daughters are not taught about unrest. About what to do with the silence. We know to fill it with noise. With acti...

February 11, 2016

Things that aren't snow:
steak
cheese puffs
bubble baths
hanging in there
all the time in the world
naps
puppies
long nights
pajamas
tell me where it hurts
paperback novels
phone calls
your crazy good heart <3
blank pages
clean slates
I've never been more certain
caller ID
good timing
craft beer
chances
that play you saw last night
baby elephant memes
carbon...

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