Fig Tree

It was beautiful at Wrigley Field this past Sunday. With the Cubs coming down off the high of winning the National League Central Division, the sun shining down casting streams of light across the outfield bleachers seemed appropriate. A warm, light breeze swayed the flags above the centerfield scoreboard ever so gently. The scent of […]

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The Beauty of the Journey

Growing up the only girl and also the middle child stuck between two older and two younger brothers, I always felt a sense of responsibility for my siblings—not so much the older ones because their jobs were to look out for me. But for Joey and Trevor, it was my job to look out for […]

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The Relentless Pursuit

He can hear the wailing of the horn again, but he can’t seem to tell if he’s awake or asleep, stuck somewhere between his dreams and reality. The constant blaring in the distance finally startles him awake. He rubs his bloodshot eyes and lifts his head from his crossed arms where it rested moments before […]

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A Letter to My Mother

Mom, The day you let me first get my hands on your makeup is a day I still remember. I was a tiny thing, a little too lanky for an eight-year-old and as boney as I could be. My curly hair was always ratty because I never let you brush it, and my front teeth […]

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Halfway to Heaven

Keep going. Each step may get harder, but don’t stop. The view at the top is beautiful.

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