Love in the Time of Coronavirus

When my soon-to-be-husband asked me to marry him, I initially wanted an elopement with just our immediate families somewhere on top of a mountain. This was not a shared desire, so we compromised. We eventually decided on a July wedding with 100 people and a humble reception in a small beach town’s community center. Within … Continue reading Love in the Time of Coronavirus

San Diego Surf Log: First Month

July 25th, 2019 Windansea This is the first spot I “surfed” in San Diego. Surfed is in quotes because I did not catch a single wave. Okay, I caught some white water on the way in… But I was too nervous to go for these waves. I had a lot to do upon moving, but … Continue reading San Diego Surf Log: First Month

Spatial Awareness

I woke up to rain pounding on the skylight above me. While there was no elevator in the ten story building, being on the top floor had one deliverance and that was the skylight. I could have reached up to open it while still laying on the bed. Allowing the water to permeate that glass … Continue reading Spatial Awareness

A Culture of Self-Deprecation

Jokes about depression, suicide, and general discontentment with today’s society have been infiltrating my social media feed and thus my thoughts and even further, my character. Maybe a year ago, I followed this page on Facebook: “Sad memes”. The page concerns ideas that joke about hating life and how much it sucks, and for a … Continue reading A Culture of Self-Deprecation