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You blow your smoke in my direction, a dragon’s fire giggle that seeps into my shirt. Stray smiles set against a backdrop of binge-watching wizards and warlords. 497 more words


A Campaign to “End” Comparing and Competing by Championing Celebrating EVERYONE: The Importance of Belonging

As I made the horrifying transition into puberty, marked by the beginning of middle school, my family both moved from Germany to Washington state and fell apart, as after years of struggle my parents decided to get a divorce.  1,532 more words


Poets always inspire me, especially when I am feeling sad and alone in this vast universe. Mary Oliver is one of the finest, and I often share her poem, Wild Geese, in my grief journaling classes.   30 more words



Happy Friday!  I’ve got a bit of catching up to do with you guys to bring you up to speed.  I have two posts that go back to right after I finished class, and right before I got sick.  952 more words

Educated: A Memoir – Tara Westover

Educated is a powerful testament of how we can choose to stop being defined by our past.

It is a thought provoking memoir that left me with a strong feeling of unease long after I finished reading it. 802 more words

Book Review

19. Circuits and Insulators

Outmoded communication dangles uselessly,
Replaced by wireless waves meant to
Connect instantly, constantly, ubiquitously.

Yet loneliness persists.

Poetry Month

On Identity and Belonging

Latino USA can fill me with joy or move me to tears, sometimes in the same episode. The folks there tell stories I rarely hear in mainstream media. 1,452 more words