Facing Fears

  Cancun, Mexico: October 12, 2018 The rickety boat skirts across the blue, clear ocean. Josh empties the red backpack of the bottles of water and soda — taken from the hotel mini bar — and sticks them in the tiny Styrofoam cooler. The man driving the boat, David, hands a bag of ice to […]

Six a.m Coffee

There is a whirring sound from the heater in the drive thru as it pushes warm air inward, enveloping me. Standing with my back to the counter, my head rests on the brick wall behind me. Snow is drifting down in large, fluffy flakes dusting the road outside. Cars drive past as people rush to […]


At what age do we realize that we are too old for dolls? For me, it was not so much that I was too old, but rather I was ostracized by fellow peers for my interest in playing with dolls. I was in the fifth grade. Barbie dolls were my favorite toy, due to the […]