my old kentucky home(coming)

Growing up in a town as small as mine was, “homecoming” was one of those traditions I never fully grasped. We didn’t have a football team (of our own), so our version of homecoming was the annual Sheakleyville Homecoming Firemen’s Fair – complete with a beauty pageant, parade, and tractor pulls. It was one of theRead more

going unplugged

I’ll be the first to admit, I’m just as guilty of it as the next person. We’ll be out to dinner with a group of friends, and rather than talking to each other we’re buried in our cellphones – scrolling through Instagram or twitter, trying to stay connected. We’ll be at a concert or a sporting eventRead more

the sun shines bright

I came to you a barely eighteen, bright-eyed dreamer, determined to change the world. How little did I ever expect that the true change would come to me instead? To me you were an escape from the microscope of a small town, the first page of a new chapter in my life. You were a sparklingRead more