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Silence Me

His questions drip out. One. After. The. Next. Rolling along. Rippling together into a run-on inquiry. Void of breaks, breaths, and gaps for answers. He’s a three-year-old boy. — I am a 41-year-old man. But. I’m. No. Different. Mind churning. Chattering to the other voices inside my head. Without any space to hear […]

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Look Up…Look Out | Thanksgiving 2016

Today, may I look up to look out. Beyond the corners of my table to the corners of my world. Away from the self-reflection always peering back at my from my palm. Toward the friends, family, and strangers that surround me. May I open my eyes to peer deeper into theirs. Welcoming them as they […]

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A Pinhole of Light

If you know me, you know I’m a bit of a podcast junkie. All Songs Considered. This American Life. Serial. Car Talk. Song Exploder. They get me every time. And a few months ago, I stumbled on one called The Moth—a captivating collection of true stories told to a live audience. […]

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The Healing Day

I still remember the sun that filled our hospital room that day. It was brighter—maybe brighter than it had ever been, but certainly brighter than it had been lately. It was October 11, 2013. The sun rose quickly that day, but it had taken half a decade for it to […]

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I Wove my Webs for You

“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die. A spider’s life can’t help being something of a mess, with all this […]

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