Letter to 2017

First of all, I want to thank you for teaching me so much more than I ever anticipated.  Yes, there were disappointments and struggles, but I think it’s safe to say it was all worth it.  I’m confident that I will be able to look back on our time together with fondness.  There were new…

A Special Thank-You

Fair warning, a lot of feelings and emotions are discussed, this is a very personal essay, so if you just don’t need that in your life, sit this one out. I try to keep a running list of all the people I have to thank for my motivation to create and express.  Without these people,…

On Typewriters

Are typewriters even cool anymore?  I know there was a lot of angsty, typewritten poetry floating around the internet when I was in high school.  I wasn’t cool then, and I’m not cool now, hence the questioning.  I have loved typewriters for a long time and will go on loving them regardless of popular opinion.

Breadcrumbs: The Joy in the Media

This is one of my standard rants.  Anyone who has spent too much time around me will have heard it already, but this idea continues to inform my decision-making process.

Breadcrumbs: Pain Management

Pain is important.  I remember my mom trying to explain this to me.  Pain lets us know that something is very wrong, and we need to take action to keep it from getting worse.  Our natural reaction to pain is to seek out relief.