When I was eighteen, I came across an accident on the highway. A Jeep had taken a corner too quickly on a snow covered mountain pass, and ended up on its roof. I pulled over and ran up to the accident site to see if they needed help. What they saw: Me at eighteen, dressed… Continue reading Self-Expression
I remember a friend, a long time ago, who needed knee surgery. All the doctors recommended it, she knew she needed it, but she refused. She couldn’t stand the idea of letting someone in- of dismantling her weakest points. More than that, she didn’t like the idea of how much work the rehabilitation would be.… Continue reading Tearing Down Walls
Family, friends, partners, children, exes, coworkers, lovers... we are surrounded by a network of people, most of us trying to make a connection so we don't feel alone in this great big world. The truth of it though, is no matter how close we get or how hard we love, we're still the only person… Continue reading You’re Stuck With Yourself.
Have you ever touched death? I mean really touched it, been close enough to call it a companion? There was a period in my late twenties when I felt like the angel of death. I was surrounded by it everyday and it didn’t matter how hard I worked, if I was called to a CODE,… Continue reading Everything dies.
Have you ever watched a group of kids climbing a tree? They live without fear and follow their hearts. If they fall - they dust it off and keep going, if they fall again - they get up again, if they need help - they ask… because no one wants to be the only kid… Continue reading Fear
It's no surprise to many of us that we will be working most of our lives and since it's something we MUST do, why not do something that gives you joy? Why settle when the happiness of your entire life is at stake? Somewhere in the mess of life people tend to forget their dreams… Continue reading Don’t settle for less than everything you’ve always wanted.
For the last year or so I’ve been sharing my lunch with a man named Adam. On my way to work I’ll stop at the corner where he usually sleeps, on a metal grate under a tree. It’s dark, quiet, and one of the driest places he can find (we live in Seattle after all).… Continue reading Missing Adam
I suppose if you want to be an ass, you could live by the literal meaning of biological family groupings but you don’t want to be that guy, do you? Nah, I didn’t think so. No, these days family means so much more than a bit of nucleotides and I think the future of families… Continue reading Family