If there’s one thing I hate more than anything else, the number one rated “would destroy it, myself,” it’s the cricket. This fiend, a dastardly foe, can jump higher than truly anyone knows. Without warning! An unconscionable thing. Will it land on my shirt? My bare skin—God forbid! Its slimy […]
In my family, days of my childhood are talked about somewhat in whispers. I was a child of mysterious motivation who did not enjoy human touch and could probably growl at elderly people if they dared glance at me with a smile. Was I possessed? To this day, I’m unsure. […]
Ebony and ivory: coffee and cream, the greatest of life’s many combinations. I’m no coffee expert; in fact, I enjoy my burned, buy by the 18-pack Keurig cups just as much as any cup. It’s the ritual that matters. Early mornings when the lamps are still brighter than the sun […]
Such an old building was bound to have creepy noises erupting from the nooks and crannies, corners and cracks, and Highland Park was no exception. The pasty-yellow brick walls seemed not to shield the sound of gurgling beyond. Could it be the pipes? Or were the ghosts that lurked there […]
I walked in the woods all alone and wondered when I could go home. When I left the house to escape from my spouse I forgot that my wife had a phone.
Lovers of the Year The smell of August still hangs on the breeze, but the orange tips of maple leaves wave to its back. “Farewell, summer,” September whispers. Cloudy days and rain bring small shivers and breath, hung in the air. August makes his conjugal visits, but soon September is […]
Those who can’t…carry the weight of an educated, empathic society completely on their shoulders. (?) I’ve always found the phrase in the title particularly funny. Just thinking about if it were true gives me the giggles. Imagine you’re in your freshman year of high school, learning how to frame an […]
As you may be able to tell, the website looks a bit different, and all those beautiful poetic musings have been lost to the ether. It’s been such a long time since I’ve updated the website and the Facebook page, that I almost feel liberated by the clean new format, […]