“So…we were standing outside the coffee shop, he with a giant rose and me with a pounding heart, and he said, ‘I guess I was supposed to say will you go out with me.’” “It wasn’t a coffee shop, it was a grocery store.” “No, there was a Starbucks in the grocery store and we … Continue reading {perspective}

more than a mess

Sometimes, a sink full of dirty dishes is more than a mess. I see a group of friends, wedged in like Tetris pieces on my living room floor. A community lunch, a tradition that began with football and ended with relationship. Students who laughingly help us defy our apartments maximum occupancy, all for a home-cooked … Continue reading more than a mess

Searching for Treasures

Some of my most cherished memories from growing up are from when we would go visit my cousins on the northeastern tip of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. The little town of Port Townsend was one of my favorite destinations with its ornate Victorian buildings and its proximity to the Puget Sound. As we drove … Continue reading Searching for Treasures