Earrings

Then, there are those dreams when you see your sister and she's still alive and you sit across the table from her and you want to explain to her that the reason you're wearing her earrings is because it was a way to have her with you. But here she is— she's across the table [...]

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Where You Were and Where You Are

As one gets older, it is widely believed that one gets accustomed to getting older. I suppose that’s true to an extent. A small extent. For getting older is not the same as riding a bike or learning another such skill. Every time you get older, you’re in new territory. Every time you have a [...]

Big Life Changes are Always Hard

As a writer (and a performer of those stories), my writings are often well thought-out. But with all of the feelings I’ve had lately, instead of thinking-out the thoughts, I’m just going to put-out the thoughts.Big life changes are always hard. A lot of times, they’re rewarding too. But man, they sure can be difficult. [...]

Food Review – Freeze Dried Mango from Trader Joe’s

Yesterday, I stopped by Trader Joe’s to pick up a few necessities for upcoming meals—almond milk, tortillas, and such.  (Because of the recent polar vortex, they were out of everything I needed.  Astute Chicagoans, understanding that they might be surrounded by brutal wind chills and frozen snow drifts for forty-eight hours, apparently bought groceries to [...]