1:32 PM, 45° Fahrenheit. Stephan sat at his computer deep in thought. His right hand was poised over a keyboard waiting for instruction. His left hand unconsciously twirled a ball point pen. He tapped his feet. Despite the time of day he was wearing pajamas. On the computer screen was an unfinished email to Olivia … Continue reading Cold
Five days a week we trudge from classroom to classroom, through the same hallways and doors. Everything is so familiar that it blends into the background. The patterns and murals on the walls turn grey, the bright colors of bags and books blur together and fade. Everyone begins to become blind to the beautiful and … Continue reading A New Perspective
Over winter break I visited Chicago, where my mother grew up and her mother still lives. We stayed in her house in Hyde Park, on the South Side, near the Museum of Science and Industry. While there we visited downtown, the lake shore, and the surrounding neighborhood. While I got over my cold, I took … Continue reading Winter Break In Chicago
It was only my fourth day training at Panera and already I was used to the smell of the pastries and the brewed coffees as if it were home. The fast paced environment was new to me, my first job ever. In those long shifts I was having a really good time getting to … Continue reading The Customer is Always Right?
On a bus many people sit observe with me two women— strangers— distracted by each other, Finding awkward beauty in each other one is too shy to admit. The other, very bold, eventually stops pretending to read and takes a leap. The other young woman looks up, slightly panicky expression— she’s being spoken to by … Continue reading Awe and Possibility