Dreams

Do you ever remember your dreams? I’m one of those people who has vivid dreams more or less every night. In the morning, I wake up with images and recollections of my dreams that quickly take me back down the rabbit hole of the story. Even after my mind has acclimated to the day, I…

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Dog Therapy

I am a lifelong dachshund person, and right now I have two miniature black and tan dachshunds named Rigby  and Sadie. They have ingratiated themselves to our family and are like little kids to us. Lately, Rigby has been on a journey of healing that has been at times inspiring and hopeful, and at other…

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Challenging White Supremacy

During the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA, I felt compelled to share my disgust, but I kept coming up empty handed on how to voice a sentiment so basic that I’ve never really needed to put it into words. “I don’t support white supremacy” seemed like something I would never need to clarify. Not…

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Inward Loss

This is a personal post about something that happened to me long ago that I think most people can relate to. I’ve thought of it many times over the years, but I’ve never really looked at it through writing. This is more of a journal entry than anything else, but I hope it connects with…

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Solar Eclipse 2017

  The August 21, 2017 solar eclipse. It’s difficult to find the words to describe this event. I live in Nashville, TN, which was in the path of totality. I had been told that the eclipse was a “once in a lifetime” event and heard people describe witnessing totality as a spiritual experience. I read predictions…

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mother! Movie Reflections

*******SPOILERS AHEAD. Please don’t read if you intend to see mother!******* I saw Darren Aronofsky’s mother! last night and was taken on quite an emotional journey. Walking into the film, I knew nothing about what to expect other than what I had seen in the trailer. The previews I saw marketed the movie as a home…

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Why I Quit

Last week, I made a heavily pondered yet hasty decision to rid myself of social media. For the past few years, I had been feeling guilty about my over-use of social media, mainly Facebook and Instagram. I used them to fill idle time and distract myself from life, and part of me had forgotten how…

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