Leave Behind Everything You Know

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Hamilton; the first time I heard it I couldn't get enough. I loved how cleverly the story of our nation's founding was woven into lyrics that were both relevant to current events and accessible to just about anyone who desired to listen—a modern lingua franca and Lin-Manuel … Continue reading Leave Behind Everything You Know


Every day I become a little smaller, by degrees. Infinitesimal amounts. Tiny shavings so insignificant you wouldn't notice. But I do. I feel it. In my bones; in my blood; in my breath; in my consciousness; in my being. And as I shrink, the space for me becomes smaller, too. Less capacity for my ribcage … Continue reading Shrinking