My People

In 1998, we moved from San Antonio to Portland. Katy was heading into 3rd grade, Allison was starting kindergarten, and Steve was ready for pre-school. We experienced culture shock as we settled into our home in early September. The days quickly grew shorter and clouds and rain replaced sunny blue skies.

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Burning life scripts.

ā€œIā€™ll never pierce my cartilage. That is just gross.ā€ I said the words to my mother and sister with the absolute, undeniable certainty every 15-year-old possesses.

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