Resistance [Non-Fiction]

In May 1968, the entire nation of France shut down.  I remember it. I thought it was amazing that an entire country could organize, mobilize unions, students, and citizens of all kinds, to make a statement of displeasure like none I had ever seen before.  DeGaulle left the country, only to return willing to make…

A New Journey with Jude [Non-Fiction]

In the winter of 2013, I came down with a nasty viral infection that I could not shake. What started out as mono turned into a chronic illness with regular bouts of pain, fevers, migraines, and extreme fatigue. Since my immune system was not functioning well, I was also vulnerable to the flu, which I…

Ontology [Poetry]

We build our realities on just the skeleton of what we see, and we speak in hieroglyphics, and the prison door is open, but we sit in there waiting because after seeing the world through bars for so long, that’s the only way it looks right. Freedom ain’t no gift; it’s a curse; it’s a…

Say & Yanna [Fiction]

“Hey you, I brought your favorite candy,” Sayber said as she stood in the doorway. “You came!” Ayanna said, standing up after noting the voice of her best friend. She had been sitting hunched over; her freshly painted fingernails resting in her lap. She was wearing a paper gown with her dreadlocks twisted up into…