Souls Afire

I teach in one of the most culturally and socioeconomically diverse communities in the entire city of Chicago. My school is located where the...

Are You Afghan?

It wasn’t my intended opening line; I sort of blurted it out. I didn’t make a habit of asking random strangers if they had...

Embracing Singledom in your Mid-Twenties

You are killing it – reveling in your mid-20s, New York City-style singledom. You are dancing with gorgeous strangers on the crowded dance floor...

Fearless

I should let you know that I hate that word – maybe not the word, maybe just the way you use it on me. “Fearless” Because I do not...

Facing Yesterday

I was afraid. It was as simple and as complicated as that. It hit me with the force of a storm, two days ago....

Bird Feeders

Bird Feeders Old men grow hair from their noses and ears and yet their voices are right and assured, never asking what they’re worth. While their wives wash...