Archive for August 2015

Meridian Medical Associates in Joliet is not a #TransHealthFail

Meridian Medical Associates in Joliet is not a #TransHealthFail
We’d never visited the Quick Care at Meridian Medical Associates in Joliet before. We’d seen other doctors in their practice, so I knew Jake was on file, but I had no idea what kinds of notes they kept, or how the staff at this particular facility would be. The lady behind the desk smiled warmly... Read more »

Sleep, My Darling Sons

Sleep, My Darling Sons
Darkness never bothered me; there’s a kind of solace in it. I pace, silently, twelve steps, from the kitchen to the dining room and pause. The curtains gently sway from the breeze outside, whispering of winter and cold nights and snowfall. Eight steps, I barely avoid my younger son’s fallen car, and I’m in the... Read more »

The Lessons Camp Teaches

The Lessons Camp Teaches
I turned ten the first summer my parents sent me away to camp. Two weeks in the Ozarks, knowing nobody but my sister. By the time I returned, I was independent, self-reliant, unafraid of bugs and most importantly, unafraid of my sister. Camp taught me that. I swam in a lake, built fires, used a... Read more »
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Right On Target

Right On Target
Target has always been one of my favorite stores. I joke that I can’t leave without spending at least $200, but it’s pretty close to the truth. I am physically incapable of passing by a Target Clearance Tag, without at least looking. No matter the aisle. Even pets, and I don’t own one! So when... Read more »