sunset at beach pavilion

Ebb and flow

Some evenings when I am gifted with a brilliant end to my day, I can almost hear the sun sinking into the ocean with a muted hiss, or perhaps more of an 'ahhhh...' Like slipping into a warm tub, to soak away worries and stress. Alone on the beach, sharing the spectacle with only the … Continue reading Ebb and flow

BP Deepwater oil slick

Yellow slick

I tried telling people that the bruises were from my clumsiness, or that I merely bruised easily. No one believed me. The tiny, evenly spaced, purple ovals, the exact shape of an angry fingertip, erupted on my arms regularly, often with the previous alien markers not completely faded alongside the newer ones. As a child, … Continue reading Yellow slick