A Walk in the Dark

One chilly October evening a long time ago, my best friend and I were getting ready to go out trick-or-treating. We were leaving from my house, working our way up the block. I can’t remember whether it was her father’s turn to walk us around, or my father’s turn. I can’t remember what I was […]


There’s such a pulse of unreadiness at this time of year. I can feel the thoughts coming off people hurrying to and fro. I’m not ready for Christmas. I’m not ready for the New Year. I’m not ready for that party. I’m not ready to see my family. I’m not ready for the rest of […]

Fear. Part three of three.

On Friday, July 3, 2009, I had a restful, relaxing day off with a lot of sleep. I found myself staying up late that night, too much energy and no way to channel it, and clicking around almost randomly on Facebook. Through one click and another I found my way to the page of a […]

Fear. Part two of three.

It was about a week ago that I did it. After work I stopped by Target for a few things, one of which was a new camp chair to use on my balcony. I was tired of rarely using that space, especially with the gorgeous view from the 9th floor. When I got home, I […]

Fear. Part one of three.

It’s Wednesday, June 24, 2009 and I’m standing on top of Jockey’s Ridge, the largest sand dune on the east coast of the United States. The sun is hot and steady, not interrupted by as much wind as we’d hoped. “We” being myself and the rest of my beginning hang gliding class. I’ve found a […]