Postcard Memories of New York

Today is September 11, 2015. Sometimes it’s hard for me to remember the loss we experienced fourteen years ago. I think about it all the time, but I’m ashamed to admit after time, it becomes abstract, as do most traumatic events. We go on with our lives and yes, we remember, but for most ofContinue reading “Postcard Memories of New York”

Budget Bucket List

For the past year, I’ve seen photos and stories about people and their bucket lists. They’ve been around longer than a year, but I’ve really noticed an increase in them this past year. Maybe because they’re making the rounds on social media. I’ve even seen some create bucket lists for their pets. Women post selfiesContinue reading “Budget Bucket List”

Thoughts on Terry Pratchett

I don’t normally do this, sit down and write without a purpose in mind. But today, I felt like I needed to. Last week, the world lost a funny, witty, talented, courageous, and all-around amazing author, and though I never met Terry Pratchett personally, I’m going to go ahead and assume, based on what I’veContinue reading “Thoughts on Terry Pratchett”

We were so different

She was eight years older than me. A gap that large creates a lot of distance between two people. We went to different schools, had different interests, and hung out with different friends. Sometimes we even lived in different houses. We were nothing alike. She was the practical one. I was the one who lived inContinue reading “We were so different”