I want to leave kindness in my footsteps and tiny seeds of hope in your brain.
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I Got It for My Mama: How to Find the Best (Most Meaningful) Mother’s Day Gift
Mother’s Day, a day to acknowledge the special mothers in our lives and remind them how much they are loved and appreciated.
Brian Solis said, “Memories are the architecture of our identity.” Memories give us the ability to be aware of ourselves and alter our existence. Without memory, how do I even know I exist? I feel as though I am floating in the plasma of time, unable to return to my past, and unable to move forward without it. They say it is my own mind keeping me here. It feels ironic when all I think about is leaving this place.
The End of Bernie Madoff: Money, Mental Health, and Suicide
“Bernie Madoff, infamous Ponzi schemer, has died,” a CNN notification on my phone alerted me, reminding me not of the magnitude of his Ponzi scheme, but of the lives that were lost. I ignored the news for a bit, continuing to write and enjoy my morning coffee, before entering “Bernie Madoff” into Google. A deep dive ensued, and when I finally closed my browser, my feelings remained the same, if not more palpable, apathetic to the financial losses but immensely saddened by the inane loss of life.
Check Me Out @instagram
Despite being a linguistic enthusiast, my favorite social media platform is Instagram, with its cardinal images and bite size captions. So it's no surprise that I have spent enough time on Instagram to be "plagued" or "graced" (I'll let you decide) with many advertisements.
The Clinical Trials
The smell of urine dances in the air, my six-year-old mind pleads to be taken away from here. Instead. I wade across a sea
Let the Planners Collect Dust
Spring forward. Productivity. Habits. Long-term success. The words swim through the recesses of my brain. A barely used planner sits in a pile on the floor. Sticky notes with reminders of things "to do" litter my desk. I have avoided my office for three days now. I placed paperwork on my desk, and told myself I can't use it until I finish it. My solution: use every other clean surface, just so I will not have to complete the forms waiting for me.
The Demon and Angel Raging Inside of Me
I have been searching for the key, the one that will fit my psyche, to stop this daydream, no nightmare, even just for a moment. To feel content in one place, to feel human connection, to end the search for the ever out-of-reach truth, to stop restraining the demon and angel that rage inside of me.
The End to Synchrony
The Brickyard Friday, March 12th 2:03 AM Rocco pushes his hand into his pocket and pulls out his iPhone. Searching his list of contacts for Fresh ‘N Pressed Dry Cleaners, then anxiously waiting with the phone pressed to his ear.