A little jewel of Poseidon, relinquished from the bottom of the ocean. Opalescent blue and green, shades of sea-foam and kelp, lying unconditionally on the sand. Swirls of churning waves and rip tides etched on its surface. A token, a gift of water from the gods, to hold in your hand, its secrets to hold … Continue reading Token from the sea
Bravery doesn’t have to mean risking your life. Bravery can mean dropping to your knees to take a serendipitous photo of a violet blooming through a sidewalk crack, and not caring who’s watching.
Hold your babies tight Say 'I love you' every day Before it's too late *Photo venue: picnic pavilion, Lion Park, Niceville, FL
Grey, lackluster skies are thick with regret. Rain and tears both threatening, my emotions and the weather mirroring equal measure of melancholy. The energy I expend withdrawing from the emptiness of my room is Herculean. Cocooned in my isolation, I’m comforted by the predictable trivialities of what my life has become. Living in the world … Continue reading The sun on my face
His gruff persona was as iconic as the lighthouse standing vigil on the knoll above the marina. If you were in the harbor when he returned from a voyage, you would spy him at the helm of his boat, greasy ball cap shoved down over his bald pate, his eyes barely visible. His characteristic oil … Continue reading Personal Pequod
The room was uncannily hushed when we filed into the jury box. The thrill of serving on a high-profile case was tempered by being in a position of public scrutiny if we screwed up the verdict. For the first two days, we heard testimony from specialists and hired experts. Without our binder of documents, it … Continue reading Until proven guilty