Two Drowned Women Walk Into A Bar

one,still freshly dripping. salt cuts the lines under eyes/over glued lashes, now drooping, now laden with crystalline ending. “that sucked,” says the younger, “what an awful way to die.” “Could it be worse?” says the older while taking a seat at the bar. the tender wipes down his glasses, looks hard, indifferent — the womenContinue reading “Two Drowned Women Walk Into A Bar”

What To Say To A Firefighter

…did that title draw you in? Good. I’ve gathered you here today to ask for your perspective. I went to drop off an application at a fire station this afternoon. I have been toying with the idea of becoming a firefighter. It is definitely a lifestyle–and for all its glory, it can be isolating, andContinue reading “What To Say To A Firefighter”

Student of Love Talks Butterfly Effect

If it is true that reality must exist somewhere along the spectrum of two binary opposites, is it not, by existing as a point somewhere along that axis, acting as a sort of reflection of both extremes simultaneously? A point along a line is indicative of the line’s full expression, of the fact that aContinue reading “Student of Love Talks Butterfly Effect”

Khalil Gibran Explains

“The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” -Khalil Gibran One drop of love in a still pool creates immense ripples. We can be so nourished by simple observations. In some ways, these are more powerful than essays, or books. Hitting someoneContinue reading “Khalil Gibran Explains”

Impeachment?

It’s been brought to my attention that the impeachment process for the current United States president has been initiated. I don’t pay much attention to politics these days–at least in the national arena. Unless, of course, we’re talking about Greta. Now she has my attention. But if we’re talking about the grand political circus, IContinue reading “Impeachment?”

Space Jesus?

Today, I explored the temples of Salt Lake City, Utah. I came to this city with my love to visit my friend of nearly two decades, a woman who has helped shaped me as a feminist and friend, taught me to love the outdoors and cult classic ’80s movies, held my hair as I vomited,Continue reading “Space Jesus?”

My Freaky Manifesto

I don’t know if, dear reader, you have ever spooned back the velvet foam perched on top of a cappuccino to reveal the earth-colored, life-giving beverage below. (Any coffee fans out there? I happen to be a real snob.) I don’t know if you’ve ever smelled the aroma of fresh sourdough bread baking after daysContinue reading “My Freaky Manifesto”