Rise Up

I don't know about you, but I need a reason to smile.  With everything going on in the world around me, I'm not sure whether to put together a survival kit and start a revolution or to follow my heart to Australia and make it official.  What on earth is happening?  Where am I?  It's... Continue Reading →

Microscopic

Each of us is bestowed with a gift.  We all have areas in our lives we excel in more than others.  If I had a superpower it would be observation.  As far as X-Men go, consider myself and Marvel gravely disappointed.  I notice things - whoopity doo, right?  Not exactly a box office hit.  It... Continue Reading →

Superstar

We see them on red carpets, on the big screens, and through the television in our own homes.  We buy magazines because their face is on it, books because they wrote them, and products because they endorsed them.  They made it.  They can officially claim the term celebrity.  And while I feel a bit of... Continue Reading →

The All Girls School

I moved to Cincinnati the summer before 7th grade.  I learned very quickly that I would most likely be going to an all-girls Catholic High School.  That was the "thing" there.  It was in that moment I figured out we had actually moved to Hell. All girls?  Let's be honest, half of the reason I... Continue Reading →

Boxing

Stereotypes exist for a reason. As a culture, we are obsessed with categorizing everything. We are walking, talking label makers. From beliefs to affiliations to race to politics, we all belong in a proverbial box. This box must be labeled so everyone knows exactly where to put it. The miscellaneous box creates chaos and confusion.... Continue Reading →

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