Domestic Violence is a Public Issue

Recently, I witnessed a man punching a woman in broad daylight on the sidewalk in front of my office. There had been arguing before the incident: her yelling as she was walking away from him and yelling as he was walking towards her. When you live/work in an urban setting, discord can often go unnoticed…tuned […]


Bittersweet Grief

“There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, So just give me a happy middle And a very happy start.” –Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic I received news recently that a childhood friend had passed away.  We often told people that we’d been friends since the 2nd grade, although neither of […]


Birthday #8

  Ugh. It’s been a tough day. It remains that way. Every, damn year. I mistakenly used to think each year the day might get easier, but I’ve come to accept that it can’t.  His loss will always bear an immense amount of weight. Instead, I just prepare for that fact and let the tears […]