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last breath

  On my birthday in August of 2009 my dad was taken to the hospital because he was talking gibberish. He was making little sense, like he was drunk or worse. A day or so later we learned that his lungs were utterly exhausted from the many years of heavy smoking and...

around the corner

  You don’t know what’s around the corner. And that’s ok. But take the corner. The future is unknown but it is never as scary as people make it out to be. The winter always gives way to spring. The economy always finds ways to correct itself and you will always get...

untitled

  I’ve stared at this blank page long enough now, and so I think it’s time to let the saving grace of stream of consciousness take over. This reflection may be a little light on substance; a beginning, a middle, or an end, for that matter. It may in the final...

life happens when you are making other plans

  As human animals, we have a unique habit of projecting ourselves into the future. An amazing trick really. We are trained to imagine ourselves in the future, yet can shape our lives in the present, according to our new direction. We are all very capable of seeing...

be kind to yourself instead

  Somewhere between love and hate is the forgotten realm of kindness.  It is an old and noble kingdom that is often ignored and definitely taken for granted.  We often pass it by, on our way to wage war with ourselves or each other. Running back and forth between...

a small fuss about the in between

  Our experience of living is like water, cupped in palm of our hand.  The more you try in desperation to hold onto it, the more it slips between your fingers.  Luckily, there is plenty more just below your waist.  It will never be the water you once held in your...