Patterns of Summer Rain

I look out to the west to see  the mountains have vanished  underneath a blanket of heavy  rain clouds. For hours, I wait for  the rain to fall. Sometimes, it comes  and passes within minutes. Other times,  like today, it lingers for hours, teasing  its arrival while never actually  making its way to the plains.

When Lies Become Truth, Keep Calling out the Lie

When they don’t like something they kick you out and throw away the key. When they don’t like you they call you a bad person because of your qualities. When things bad things happen supporters will rally around you. When freedom of speech is tested the people will fight back by calling out the wrongs.Continue reading “When Lies Become Truth, Keep Calling out the Lie”

Meeting in the Middle

As many people have stated, we’re living in difficult times. There seems to be a shooting more often than not and nothing is being done to stop these vile people from carrying out these terrible attacks. I was overhearing what was happening on the news the other day since I don’t watch it anymore, andContinue reading “Meeting in the Middle”

Stumbles in Speech

I am a person who stutters. I’ve stuttered my entire life. I’ve been in speech therapy. I’ve taken medication to help reduce my stutter. I’ve lied to myself, saying that I don’t have a stutter. My stutter hasn’t gone away. I’m now 25 and I still stutter. Some people grow out of their stutter. I’mContinue reading “Stumbles in Speech”

Believe Women & Believe Survivors

I’ve been trying to think about how to write this post all day. Last week, this country went through a roller coaster of emotions with the Senate Hearings. Watching Dr. Ford give her testimony and answer questions was emotional for me and many women around the country. She’s an amazing woman for being brave andContinue reading “Believe Women & Believe Survivors”

Crisp in the Air

It’s been fall for two days and I can already feel the crisp in the air. It makes the hair on my arms stand up. I breathe in deep breaths to take as much as this magic in as I can. This is my favorite time of year because it’s gone in a blink ofContinue reading “Crisp in the Air”

Autumn Leaves in Later Summer

Walking through the woods, I admire the changing leaves on the aspen trees. It looks like fall but feels like summer. I take off my sweater and look at the view that’s similar to the moon. Wide open space with very little human life equates to the feeling of being on another planet. The leavesContinue reading “Autumn Leaves in Later Summer”

The Perfect Temperature

(This photo was taken at 6:30pm, 70° F.) 72° F I’m sitting on my back deck, something I rarely do voluntarily these days, catching up on a few New Yorker magazines I’ve been ignoring for too long. It’s early evening, almost 6:00 pm and the warm breeze is blowing. I can feel the end ofContinue reading “The Perfect Temperature”