The Latchkey Kid

We laid side by side under the covers, close enough so that I could feel her trembling. Sleepovers were a common attribute to our friendship, and continued even through our transition through adolescence. They usually took place at her house. This time it was at mine. There was a year and a half gap between … Continue reading The Latchkey Kid

The Nice Girl

Rough patches are common, and come quite often, but this is the first time in a long time that I don’t really like myself. This isn’t one of the periods of life where I can’t get my hair right, or none of of my outfits look good, or my makeup can’t really hide that pimple. … Continue reading The Nice Girl

Finding Resilience in a World That’s Breaking Down

I often envision myself in the middle of a history textbook, taught forty or fifty years from now to disbelieving high school students. I imagine that future youth reading the sometimes ridiculous, sometimes catastrophic histories with a better understanding of the events than I do now. An infamous real-estate mogul and reality television star elected … Continue reading Finding Resilience in a World That’s Breaking Down