She opens her eyes for the day, clear beautiful eyes, and instantly she wants to close them. She wants to go back to sleep. She is not ready for today, she is not ready for her mounting responsibilities, she is not ready to pretend to be happy with her tired routine. She is not ready … More Evolve

What You Never Knew

What if I told you a story about the worst days of your life? Would you listen? Or would you close your eyes, refusing to read the words that remind you of your pain? Your shame? Your heartbreak? The tales of our disappointments are not usually our favorite topics to rehash or reminisce about. We … More What You Never Knew

The Best Medicine

What is your medicine? You know, the thing that makes you happy? Makes you feel better? The thing that makes life a little easier for you when times are tough? What works for you? What is your best medicine? I can tell you what its not. The best medicine is not anything that causes you … More The Best Medicine

The Little Voices

I can not sleep, and so I write. I pray that my words spread the fire that is in my heart to yours. Heavy on my mind, wearing me down, echoing in my thoughts are the voices. The sounds of the forgotten, the overlooked, the victims. And there are so many victims. I need your … More The Little Voices

The Nothing

This was meant for you…. He sits there in the darkened room, drapes drawn so tightly that not even a sliver of sunlight can penetrate inside, no light to ward off the gloom. The only light available dances across the room, strange flickers from the television screen. The TV is playing a rerun of some … More The Nothing

This Old Man

I have no roots. No hometown. Not one single place to truly call my own spot. You might think that this is a terribly sad thing, but I do not. I find it exhilarating, refreshing, and full of freedom. I am free. I have no specific hometown, because my hometown is all of America. I … More This Old Man

Letting Go

Do not be so afraid. Do not be so frustrated. Sometimes the most progress is being made when everything seems to be standing still. I’ve been alone in the middle of a large crowd for a long time. I’ve been stuck in the same spot, feeling lonely while simultaneously being surrounded by people. At a … More Letting Go