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From Sand to Gemstones

Refining Life's Ragged Edges

For the Love of Yes

I am writing this sitting in an amphitheater overlooking the Columbia River Gorge. I remember when I first sat in these seats. It was the first time I stepped onto this property taking in all of its beauty. I was... Continue Reading →

For the Love of Roots

I haven't been writing much these last 24 months. It's been a road of self discovery of sorts. I'm still grappling with it all. One minute I have a family life I adore, a job that I love, a world... Continue Reading →

Year Seven

Hi Dad, In a few days you'll have been gone for seven years. I can still hear the phone call I received today, "Your dad was rushed to the hospital." I spent the morning in tears thinking about how I... Continue Reading →

A Box

Your children miss you, Dad. Today, I heard Braddah listening to your music. I did the same on the way to work. I don't think today will ever get entirely easy. I hope you're singing and dancing with those who... Continue Reading →

A Letter To My Younger Self 2020

Dear Younger Me, Happy first day of your new year. Are you ready? Because I'm not. It was such a crazy year last year and I wanted to warn you. Maybe when you get here you'll be able to side... Continue Reading →

Today.

Dear Dad, I'm struggling today. My heart is heavy as I think of you. Six years ago today my phone rang with your caller ID. I remember getting ready for work and instantly becoming angry. He's two days early. He... Continue Reading →

Goodbye, 2019

Dear 2019, I started my year with high aspirations with you. There was motivation. There was inspiration. There was holding on to the hope that the only thing I ever wanted would finally come into fruition. Today, as I embark... Continue Reading →

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