Just Open Your Eyes

I swung softly in a hammock with my computer on my lap. Staring at the blank page before me. Waiting for the emotions to come through to the page. Looking at past reflections of myself and recognizing the gift of hardship. The kind of hardship that teaches you to be stronger, wiser, and more understanding of…

What Fathers Say

I looked up at my father with wide eyes as we entered the museum. I was little enough where everything was new, but I was fascinated. I was in wonderment of knowledge and learning. I read every sign while staying close to my father’s side. It was in those moments I became a better student, a more…

What Colorado Springs

I woke up to the soft breeze of the warm Colorado air. The aspen trees gently clattering against the traffic noise. My mind felt at ease, and for the first time in a month I slept with no nightmares tumbling into my dreams. I heard the gentle voices of the morning downstairs as I set…