Why Wasn’t it Me Who Died that Day?

When memories of my brother Dan stream through my head, I become instantly more aware of them. It’s like seeing someone you know in a crowd of people. They stick out to you as if they are somehow lit up. The recognition is immediate and forceful, yet subtle enough you don’t even realize it is happening. Today my thoughts bounce from a joke my...

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Thankless Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has and always will be my favorite holiday. Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you how annoyingly excited I am when November hits. It is the perfect excuse to eat as many carbs, fats, and sugars as you want. You can then proceed to turn into the butterball you just ate and lay on the couch while watch football with no possible...

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The Burden Called Grief

It’s been five years. Depending on who you ask, five years can be a short or long period of time. In your early twenties, five years is a lifetime. In the last five years so much has changed and happened. I have graduated from college, traveled parts of the world, quit a job, wrote a blog, started another blog, and I’ve grown up. One...

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