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How I Found my Forgotten Bank Account with a Million Bucks.

“And further, the thing put to rest–whether it be a loved one, a dream, or a false way of seeing–becomes the fertilizer for the life about to form.” ~ Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening… 1,269 more words



After four days on Lesvos, I took an early ferry back to Chios this morning in order to catch a flight from there to Athens. I am now sitting with my British passport in hand, thinking about the freedom it affords me, and how much I hate what is going on in the world right now. 526 more words


The kiss

A star shone in the midnight skies
And she felt rather than saw the connection that ties

Her beloved reached down to place a kiss on her cheek… 46 more words


An ode to Jacqui

I started the group and you joined me at number three
As our parents added to the Broom/Hannon family tree.

In the end we became cousins of thirteen… 472 more words


Fruit Baskets and Other Thoughts (Or Please Help Luis)

I grew up in Michigan. I went to college in Michigan. During the summer after my freshman year of college, I lived in Santa Barbara, California. 962 more words

Gift Wrap

Seeing Graduation from the Margins of Disability

It is May. I am rejoicing, and I am overwhelmed. For me, the month of May this year is like the oft-quoted beginning of A Tale of Two Cities… 451 more words



Watching the shoreline as our ferry pulls out of Chios and I am crying at the injustice of having to leave behind new friends on the island. 467 more words