The Boxes We Live In by Akanksha Lal

Topic: Boxes When I read this word here it reminded me of the boxes we all lock ourselves into. The boxes called ego. I just look at the two year old next door who has no big ego. He walks around like a king fully unconcerned about who is thinking what. Isn’t that a great … Continue reading

The Stories They Leave Out of the Marriage Manual by Maria’s Random Rants

Topic: Communication Some days I look at my husband and think, “I can love this man a thousand years, in this life and the next.” Other days I find myself struggling to figure out how I’m supposed to stand him one more day. Marriage is funny like that. It’s like a roller coaster, complete with … Continue reading

Resist by Alexandra White

Topic: Love We keep our art supplies by the kitchen table on an old pale-pink metal cart with wheels that I bought at a thrift store years ago. The cart was likely meant for serving cocktails or nicely arranged hors d’oeuvres to adults, which shows how far away our life has diverged from that time … Continue reading

Of Children and Love by Anne Katherine Cronk

Topic: Love She remembered walking into his kindergarten class and having the teacher show her a picture he had done.  The teacher held it up for the whole class to see. “Now THIS is background. Did you see this? This is just amazing.” It was a very good picture with a bold blue background, the … Continue reading

Emergence by Transforming Sarah

Topic: Extinction “I” am an endangered species. There is a part of me that is close to extinction. This is the “me” who drives a car without koolaid stains or a thousand toys and candy wrappers crammed in every available space.  The “me” who actually goes to bed without reading fifteen different but all brightly … Continue reading