Intangible Beauty

We sit on bar stools at a reclaimed wood counter in a refurbished grainery. Each cupping hot coffee, my friend and I stare at the large, heavy snowflakes surprising us all in early October. Across the street, an urban lot is being demolished. I no longer remember what had been there. The entire north side…

Read More

Ten Minutes and A World Away

It’s an odd feeling, knowing that someone who lives ten minutes away from you has a life so different from yours. I began volunteering at a legal center on the west side of Chicago while I was studying to be a psychologist. I wanted to participate in the holistic work that this program was doing.…

Read More

Defining Choices

Our yes’s and no’s define us. They’re the choices we make to pursue or stop the cause of what we find permissible.

Read More

You belong.

3 months ago, in the sunny warmth of August, I blindly agreed to speak at youth group for the month of November.

Read More