Reflections: How It Feels To Publish My First Poetry Book

What you hold in your heart is your story, your truth. Do not be afraid of it – of the words you will speak, the thoughts you will construct, the blessings you will bring and carry.

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What Do We Do In A World Where Grief Is So Prevalent?

What we do in a world where grief is so prevalent? We love. We love. We love.

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Maybe To Truly Live You Must Remember Your Impermanence

Maybe it’s when we learn how to die, we learn how to live.

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Perhaps This Is All Simpler Than We Make It

I watch all the people around me in various stages of life and happiness and suddenly realize that I am one in the mix of them.

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A Letter To The Younger Me

You’ll make art of the things that broke you. Isn’t that incredible?

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Remembering Those Endless Summer Days

When I was little, our family would go boating on Lake Michigan. Summers blend together in my mind—fishing on the edge of the dock out front, catching frogs with my bare hands, listening to the cricket lullabies.

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How Spending a Few Hours with a Two-Year-Old Can Change Your Life:

Today was not a good day. Okay, I won’t lie. Today sucked.

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After a Hitting Lesson with a Nine-Year-Old

I just finished a batting lesson with my little nine-year-old. She hit all line drives: softball after softball hammered straight back to the opposite end of the sixty-foot batting cage. I could cry I’m so proud.

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A Visit to the Amusement Park

You start walking and the feeling sets in. Suddenly you’re eight years old again. On your left is a ring toss game. No one ever wins those, but you love the sound of the rings hitting the glass bottles so you slow down and watch. You start thinking…if you buy a bucket of rings you’ll win it, you’ll be the one to actually do it, right? Something about amusement parks makes you feel invincible.

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