Precipitation.

January 4, 2013

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The wheels beneath my car did not make a sound other than the whoosh of water beneath the rubber as the little coupe hugged around the corner of the gym. As the street came into view, overhead lamps lit up the precipitation falling overhead, the fat wet clumps of snow falling slower than the rain […]

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Bombs.

January 3, 2013

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Songs like time capsules, but more often time bombs, ticking quietly away until they explode, pelting unsuspecting passersby with emotional shrapnel that leaves those afflicted fighting uncounted emotions as they blink away brief flashes of memory that fly past like a rapid-fire slideshow: A soft turquoise zip-up sweatshirt with stretched out cuffs. Songs written messily […]

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Raptured.

March 26, 2012

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**This post was originally written on May 20, 2011** On a beautiful day in spring, it is hard to remember any valid reasons for being anything but joyful. I know that I struggle with feeling “blah” during the days, weeks, MONTHS of rain and gray that stretch on and on during the Fall, Winter and […]

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Contextualizing.

March 26, 2012

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There are so many terms to describe your relationship status now. “Single.” “In a relationship.” “Engaged.” “Married.” “It’s complicated.” “In an open relationship.” “Widowed.” “Separated.” “Divorced.” “In a civil union.” “In a domestic partnership.” And these are just the selections you have on facebook. These terms don’t begin to crack the tip of the iceberg […]

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Snow Songs.

March 26, 2012

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I was sitting in my car this afternoon about to brave what’s left of Snopocalypse when I was suddenly hit full-force with the lyrics to Hoobastank’s Crawling in the Dark. All of my memories have songs attached to them, imbedded in them, and I was submerged in the memory of the very first time I […]

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Time and Time Again

September 11, 2011

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I originally wrote this in 2008 for Jeopardy Magazine. It felt appropriate to share today. 1. My tennis shoes squeaked across the tile floor of the World Trade Center observatory as we shuffled toward the edge of the world. The crystal clear windows surrounding us made us feel as though we could reach out and […]

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Remember.

May 6, 2011

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My routine was interrupted that morning. I remember thinking it odd that my mother was shaking me awake when it was still murky and dark outside—the light not yet bright enough from the rising sun to illuminate my bedroom. Her voice rose with an edge of confused disbelief as she said “Something is happening. Two […]

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