A Golden State of Mind

I stood on a blanket of grainy sand on the edge of a cliff before a vast gray horizon and slowly shut my eyes. For the first time in three weeks, the world stood still. The salty breeze caressed my cheeks and brushed through my hair until it covered my face. I didn’t care to […]

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A Farewell to Chicago, Hello San Diego

I heard stories after the Cubs won the World Series. Stories before we even left Chicago for the off-season. Magical stories of families, friends, complete strangers coming together to celebrate the biggest game in Cubs history since 1908. One story really hit home for me. Reporters interviewed a man, perhaps in his early 40’s, who […]

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Renegades

“Maybe you should have picked another song,” I said to him. We were in our living room on North Halsted Street, surrounded by the glass walls comfortably sheltering us on the corner of the eleventh floor. We just finished dinner—two takeout boxes of grilled walnut-crusted salmon, roasted fingerling potatoes and steamed asparagus Matt packaged from […]

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