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I used to be driven by being the best. I had this arrogance that I could be or that I was better than others…..that I had skills others didn’t have. That I would be recognized by “the world” as the … Continue reading
I hit the bag with what feels like pillows on my hands. Every massive swing does not generate the thud that I am looking for. Searching for feeling somewhere in my trunk. NOTHINGNESS Looking for access, for the flood gates … Continue reading
I was 17 when I took the job at the nursing home. I was living a lost life and the nursing aid job, sports and high school studies kept my head barely above water. My senior year I worked night … Continue reading
I step into the ring and am summoned to the center….looking right into myself. I hear the referee’s instructions like a faint, tinny, hollow echo. I never lose my gaze as I back up to the corner and hear my … Continue reading
When I was a junior in high school I had a basketball coach who told me the reason I couldn’t move laterally was because I weighed too much. He then told my dad to enlist me in a diet program … Continue reading
1989- Nursing home work- Wheatridge, Colorado. Typical 3pm-11pm shift- Fluorescent bulbs evenly lighting each floor tile as I head into the routine of baths, dinner and bed. I’m surrounded by greatness not remembered. Interment camp survivors, an interpreter from the … Continue reading
When I was a kid, I felt depressed a lot…….I was angry and a brooder. I really focused on what I didn’t have, what I wasn’t, what I imagined I could not be. I liked to hide out in my … Continue reading
We are coming up on 5 years this October. I look in the mirror each morning and think, “You are doing this?!!” It’s nothing at all like I thought. I had no idea my vision looked like this and now … Continue reading