The Unseen

Imagine you are in the deep recesses of a massive cave. Imagine you are surrounded by people, perhaps on a tour. Everyone is talking and marveling at the wonders of this hidden place deep underground. You feel a connection to the earth. You feel a connection to the people with whom you share this surreal experience. And then, imagine someone turns out the lights…

The Mile

High school gym class may be the epitome of self-esteem crushing life events. I don’t remember feeling particularly capable or talented in gym class. I don’t remember any spikes in my confidence levels. I mostly remember feeling awkward and anything but athletic…

Dear Sweet Young Melissa

Dear Sweet Young Melissa, You are only 28 now, but you feel like you’ve come so far and you don’t know how far you have left to go. You will look back on your life and on your first ten years of adulthood and you’ll…