Closed Doors Open Doors
Closed Doors, Open Doors I remember summer days growing up in Saint Louis. During the week, my mom would take my brother and me around the city. She liked the zoo. I liked the bird aviary. I can close my eyes today and still see the textured concrete path that snaked […]

Closed Doors, Open Doors

We are not sure when or even how it happens. One set of eyes peers out into the inviting blue sky. Muscles ignite. Wings stretch. Lift is generated. The Arctic Tern begins her climb. She is the first but not the last. Another sees her flight and follows suit. A […]


The Pursuit
I think back to elementary school. I can still see the dry erase board in Mrs. Mason’s classroom that was a tinge off-white because it had not been thoroughly cleaned in some time. Those uncomfortable blue plastic chairs. Glossy waxed floors. And the fact that the only educational constant, whether […]

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