I’ll See You Tomorrow

I know what you’re thinking. I’m a liar. I didn’t post yesterday like I said I would. There are two reasons for that. One, the poem I had planned really wasn’t at the quality I wanted. Two, I was busy living life. Most of you probably didn’t even notice. I doubt anybody waits around for…

It Never Gets Easier: PEDS 7

// It never gets easier. You always have to work for it. But happiness isn’t something that can be handed out. For it to mean anything it has to be earned. You’ll be asked why you’re so sarcastic, so closed? Because behind the mask you’re broken. And the world would rather see a fake smile…

National Suicide Prevention Week

    A letter to you, Hi. I’d like to meet you someday. I’d like to sit across the table at a dirty, hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant, and listen to you tell me about your life so far. I want you to tell me about the song you put in your headphones when you’re angry. And…

Monday Morsel: Suicide

“We’ll See You Tomorrow” – Jamie Tworkowski Suicide is a topic many people shy away from. As if it’s surrounded by some weird taboo. It shouldn’t be that way. Suicide is as real a problem as cancer or drowning. Some would say the thoughts act like a cancer, it feels like drowning. But it’s so often…

Papers at the Café

A more or less fictional short story by Kim Lindquist   How much more stereotypical could I be? Half a chocolate croissant sits in its flakes on a plate next to my orange juice. I clack the end of my pen on the table. An open notebook before me, my left thumb runs up the…

Monday Morsel: Art, Distractions, and Reality

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso When it comes to everyday life, art is always my distraction. Plugging in headphones, burying my nose in a book, or grabbing a pen while I take a step back and attempt to translate brainwaves into words. We are going to look…

John Tames: Part 8

When I was younger, my parents bought me a violin. Something about the benefits of learning to play a musical instrument. And I tried for awhile, I really did. Unfortunately, the whole ordeal was a bit disastrous. Many hours scraping against squealing strings. After a year, I could make it through “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”…

Monday Morsel: Falling Apart

“I know this transformation is painful, but you’re not falling apart; you’re just falling into something different, with a new capacity to be beautiful.” William C. Hannan I think we work too hard sometimes. We tell ourselves to be strong. There are too many things to be done, taken care of, there is no time…

John Tames: Part 7

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6   I love math. The constant rules and definitive answers. I can always count on it. A math problem is a wonderful puzzle. It can be pulled apart and picked at. Rearranged until a solution emerges. And there’s always a buzz that comes…

Monday Morsel: 10 Kind Things

“Throw kindness around like confetti.” Unknown I enjoy getting feedback about this blog, and my writing, and other projects, truly I do. I am always pleasantly surprised to discover someone actually reads my stuff. It makes me want to create more, and trust me, I have a billion ideas. The feedback I’ve been getting lately…

A Knock on the Mirror

I was alone in the apartment. My roommates all went home for the holiday break. The moon was in the sky, and I’d just finished sitting through Chamber of Secrets on ABC. I had a whole four weeks until the new semester started, which meant no homework, which meant I could actually go to sleep…

Monday Morsel: Become Light

“I stopped looking for the light, and decided to become it instead.” -Unknown Sometimes, we feel like something is just off. Wrong. Out of balance. And so we go looking. For something, someone to restore what is missing. And maybe we find it. And things get better, or so it seems. We rely on that…