Are You Smiling?

The soft pattering of rain hits against the roof. I pour myself a cup of coffee and revel in that first sip... but the dog is barking outside. Not Biggie, it's Creed...again. I throw the door open and notice that our sweet dog has decided to make the trash his new play thing. Diapers and…

Losing Sight

I sit in a waiting room with people who are significantly older than me. Most of them slumped in their seats, staring into spaces that sight cannot reach. Some have one hand resting on their walker attentively waiting for their name to be called. Others sit in a wheelchair, drowsy from too much or too…

Stressed? It’s Forking Desserts

Did you know that desserts spelled backwards is stressed? It was news to me. It's no wonder that desserts are often given to us when we are stressed the fork out. A quote concerning stress: "You can't control the winds, but you can adjust the sails." - a number of people are attributed with this…

“The Photograph” is Published!

I originally published this in second person on one of my first blogs. I decided to rewrite it, this time in first person. After several rejections, Talon Review accepted The Photograph. Hope you enjoy it! Click here to view it. Thank you for taking the time to read this piece. We all have busy schedules,…

Goals: Failures and Successes

What better time to talk about goals than on the Chinese New Year. Goals Does the word goal make you cringe inwardly a little? Sometimes I feel like it attaches meaning to something that I don't really want to do, but must get done, like my statistics homework that I'm pushing out to do tomorrow…