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What the Wind Taught Me

December 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

I press myself so close to the rock that my tears stream down it instead of my cheeks. Already 400 feet up on this granite wall, I still have another 400 feet to climb. With [...]

I Believe You

November 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

When I was in seventh grade, there was a teacher at my school who was the father of a good friend. I knew him very well, having stayed overnight at their modest house and [...]

Personal Essays | The Opposite of Failure

November 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

I am 42 years old, and I love being a writer. But I haven’t always done much of it. I wrote short stories as a kid, often with the help of my dad. As a teen, I wrote a [...]

The Bossy Hawaiian Moon, Grief, and Hope

November 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

When my sister was a baby, I spoke for her. I don’t know if I was trying to be helpful or if I was, at nearly three years, simply used to being the primary object in our [...]
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