Nose Wide Open

I let a shudder pass through my body and inhaled the bathroom steam. It was Sunday. I was home. And the foam from my bath dragged the last of my weekend down the drain. I wrapped my damp towel around my waist and reveled in the silence. With each deep breath, I became myself again. […]

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A Past Due Apology

I was nine when I noticed that my thighs spread across my seat much more than those of my classmates. I skirted around this thought, and around any other thought that brought mental disquiet. I was a fourth grader who had just learned there was a difference between the words “particular” and “peculiar.” I was […]

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A Long Way: Journal Gems from 2015

I’ve come a long way. 2015 has been pivotal and I have come an undeniably long way. But the phrase “come a long way” is misleading at best. It evokes the image of a simple forward trajectory. A straight route from here to there. But coming a long way doesn’t look like that. The path is […]

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