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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