How to Really Be Friends With Your Sibling

This post originally appeared at Upwrite Magazine and was fine tuned by their craft-focused and hope-filled editing process. Pay them a visit, you won’t be disappointed.   My sister came over for dinner the other night. I sautéed the greens while she rolled Play-doh pancakes with my daughter. We talked about applying for a new job (me), where to find…

Cries for Justice Inspired by My Daughter

I didn’t cry when Mufasa died in the Lion King until after I lost my grandma. I didn’t cry at weddings until after I got married. I didn’t cry about world events until after I had a daughter. Now I can’t stop crying.  Every drone strike and every natural disaster and every shooting death is…

The Good Dishes

Darkness flows up from the cellar. It’s been over two years since we settled into this house and we still haven’t found the will to install a light, not even one of those touch lights that sticks to the wall. It’s okay though, I know where to reach now. The good dishes rest on wooden…