Nonfiction

The Road Not Taken

I have often wondered over the years what my life would be like if I had made some decisions differently. Some are decisions long since made; others are more recent. In one way or another, all our decisions, major and…

Silence

Silence was my enemy. In it, the ringing and buzzing in my ears was deafening. During the day, I couldn’t concentrate on much of anything in the silence. At night, I couldn’t sleep because the constant sound kept me awake.…

Reminiscing

I’ve always been fascinated by the way the human memory works. What is it that makes some memories so vivid and others so dim that we can barely make them out? Over the last few weekends, I’ve spent time in…

Three Sentences

I’ve spent so much time and energy trying to be what others wanted, what others perceived, trying to fit in somewhere, that I’ve lost who I am and have essentially rendered myself invisible. Now that I’m trying to be me,…

Can You Please Not Stand on My Ass?!

I’m standing in line at the grocery store, patiently waiting for the coupon debacle ahead of me to be resolved, and suddenly I’ve got three people standing right on top of me. There a few things I hate more than…

Glee Recap

There are few new shows out in tv land that have really appealed to me over the last few years. But Glee is one I look forward to every week. So, imagine my complete and utter heartache when I had…

Pet Peeves of a Neurotic Writer

I’ve been editing content for our department’s web site over the last several weeks, and I’ve developed a small twitch under my left eye. Perhaps it’s eye strain, but I suspect it is because I continue to come across some…