Under Where 7: College Daze

Him CLICK HERE TO START READING AT CHAPTER 1 Twenty-one is way too young to fall in love for the second time so that mushy stuff definitely wasn’t on my mind when I started to hang out with Tracey – first sharing D&G cream sodas in the writing room and then lingering over chili cheese…

Creating Energy

In a post entitled The First Law of Organizational Thermodynamics, Seth Godin outlined how energy can be created or destroyed and that you’re either the one who makes something possible or hinders its progress. You can be the generous person who creates energy, putting in more than you take out and thereby ensuring that people constantly…

Imagine Me

See past my scars and imagine dewy skin that was never laced with angry fingerprints See past my unshed tears blocking hazel drops reflecting everything I feel and think, See gray strands and imagine thick coils of youth It wasn’t so long ago I wore heavy braids down past My shoulders but when he yanked…

Rubbing Stones

Somewhere in the US, a teenaged boy gets enticed into trouble by his girlfriend and winds up in jail, almost hurting his younger brother in the process. Their mother, Jane, who is a psychiatry professor and married to a politician, books an African trip that will take them rafting and on to a clinic –…

Book Of The Day

There is no universal answer to the question, What is the meaning of life? For life means different things to different people on different days. There is simply no single answer to the question what is the best thing to do now. Everyone has their own vocation, their own skill, their own agenda. Our best move is…

The Kindness Of Strangers

A few days ago, I took a different route home. I didn’t know why but I felt the urge to walk down a street I don’t travel often. At the intersection, I spied something in the middle of the road and I passed it by, like everyone else did. But then I crossed the street again…

Seldom Allowed

Sometimes when I’m alone, I think about you, flinging aside the reserve I let others think I have, dropping the pretense of hating you, gifting myself with the freedom to remember and to imagine a parallel universe. Before you lay flat, you were tall, with limbs that hugged mine, joined to me from the place…

Twenty Dollars and A Dream

In 2004, I lost twenty dollars. I don’t know how and I don’t know where. If I did, I’d probably have set up camp there and would still be on my hands and knees looking for it. In the twelve years or so since then, I’ve spent way more twenty dollar bills than I could…

Written For Me

I found my name chiseled in stone. Etched, maybe centuries before my first breath. With a height chart I never grew to, A certificate I never earned, still waiting, My name just written there, Wasted raindrops filling the curved loops of my undeserved title, Moss growing, waiting for me to claim my due. I found my…

Light up the dark 

Some days we spend in total question We can’t find a single thing that goes right We’re all lonely and wondering if things will be different  And what will happen to the rest of our lives And someday the path changes direction And moonbeams glimmer to light up the dark Shadows fade and a face…

Love Is All We Need

Sometimes, there are no words. Sometimes, love is the only word you need.