I watched a friend of mine get her first tattoo about two weeks ago. The tattoo itself, and the story behind it, is not mine to tell. But watching her symbol become part of her, gripping her hand during the parts that pressed too close to the bone, was a bit primal. I’ve never watched … More Semi-Colon

Ghosts and Moments

When I was in my first year teaching middle school, I bought a postcard. It was bright red and said, “Nothing is forever but change.” The card has followed me around from work to motherhood, West Coast to East Coast, and now Europe. My admonishment to embrace change is one of the most stable things … More Ghosts and Moments