The Time is Now

A few weeks ago, I was admitted to the hospital and told I was likely having a heart attack. Fortunately, this wasn't the case. It was critically low potassium that caused my symptoms, but after spending three days in the the hospital I've had a serious wake-up call in regards to my health and my …

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Not Just Fat

All my life, there was an awareness that I wasn't as good as other people because of my weight. If I could just lose enough weight, maybe I could trick other people into believing I was as good as them. But I could never quite lose the weight. Sometimes I got close. But not close enough. And so I had to settle...

Everybody was Facebook Fighting

A little less judging, a little more listening is all it takes. It's time to have more meaningful conversations on Facebook so we can survive this stressful and divisive election.

Lyrics and Lawsuits

When is it safe to use lyrics in your manuscript? The answer might surprise you...

Skinsuit Season

I awake exhausted From a languid night And the long day that threatens Eyes too blurry from the past To focus on today Absentmindedly, I lotion Skin that stretches to accommodate My sins My moods My memories The heat is unbearable But I wear this blanket of shame to keep me in To keep you …

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