Round Two

Round Two

Something has been weighing heavily for a few weeks but it wasn’t my story to share until now…

Two months ago, my dad was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Continue reading

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Triggered

Triggered

The news is getting to me this week. For those of you who don’t know my story… when the Munchkin was five years old, I was sexually assaulted on a first date. Now, I’m no idiot. I had done my homework: I checked public records on the man. I Googled and checked social media. Professionally, … Continue reading

Where were you?

Where were you?

Where were you that day? I’ll never forget… I was watching cartoons with my younger cousin Reed at my aunt’s house. Normally my grandparents watched him, but my grandfather was recovering from surgery, so I had taken a few days off work to go help out. Back then, Reed was obsessed with Bob the Builder, … Continue reading

Dating while Brown in a Red State

Dating while Brown in a Red State

Antonio is coming in for the weekend tomorrow. I finished two of my summer classes this week, so he thought he’d come in so we could celebrate a little. He was thinking ice cream. But I have been trying to find ways for us to get out more, now that I’m so close to having … Continue reading

How I met my pilot

How I met my pilot

Three years ago today, I woke up nervous. I drank my coffee, took a shower, and took an extra long time getting ready. Still nervous. Because I was about to do something that felt totally crazy… That afternoon, I drove an hour to the airport. To pick up a stranger. *****record scratch***** *****freeze frame****** Okay, … Continue reading

Take my hand, my son…

Take my hand, my son…

Today was a really emotional day. Mom and I spent most of the weekend in our hometown working to prepare my grandparent’s house for auction. The household goods were loaded into a truck today for the auction later this week, and we’ve been painting and cleaning for months now to prepare the house itself for … Continue reading