poetry: the drive home

Photo thanks to @rileyburnsphotography the drive home highway 19 changed its speed limit last month and finally caught up with the rest of the county. you always did 65 anyway, so it hardly matters. the big steer thirty feet above the interstate gas station is looking worn these days—could use a new paint job and... Continue Reading →

poetry: sunday

Lines scribbled on a Sunday and reformed into Monday's poem for class. The Sunday sunlight in my living room is TOO GOOD in the morning. sunday bring your to-go cups and farmers market flowers. the cold wine from the sink. give remembrance to your 2am songs, your light beer cheers and the brewery dog named... Continue Reading →

New Year, More Writing!

It's been a while. I haven't felt like anything I have to say has crystallized and I've been so busy in the "growing" phase of life that I felt like I couldn't speak to it yet. Everything was moving so fast that at many times this fall, I was simply doing my best to hold... Continue Reading →

Monday Mornings + Mary Oliver

  Musings from this spring. Sage and peonies, Monday mornings are yours. The bakery doors locked, the Insta-mommies running errands and too busy to post. An alarm that finally doesn't need setting. You trim flowers in the sink as their stems splay out across old cereal bowls and semi-rinsed recycling. The local news hums quietly... Continue Reading →

Stella

In an effort to write more often, our professor assigned us to keep a journal of things we observe in our world. Based on Ross Gay's Book of Delights (which I HIGHLY recommend), we chose a word to focus on through writing mini essays every day. Given that the semester started in a polar vortex,... Continue Reading →

5:47 in North Beach

Photo by Eduardo Santos on Unsplash The semester has begun, and I'm already in love with my Groundings in Creative Nonfiction class. The reading list is a marvel within itself. A class of incredible writers to surround myself with doesn't hurt, either. Our first assignment was so much fun I decided to share! This piece... Continue Reading →

Let’s Get Physical: Stress

It was 3AM as I calmly hopped in the back seat of an Uber. The driver turned around confused and said, “We’re dropping you off at the emergency room?”It was a first for both of us. I felt foolish, but this was the easiest way to get to the hospital as a young woman living... Continue Reading →

The Fall Refresh: A Checklist

Summer is a wonderful season of throwing things together. Wearing the same bathing suit uniform for days on end, making a quick meal with whatever doesn’t require an oven, and being outside as much as possible. I love the chaos of it — the fast-paced, worn-out feeling I get from long days in the sun. Once fall... Continue Reading →

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