Why letters

As long as I can remember, I have always liked to write. Never minded papers in school and almost always have a notebook on hand to trap thoughts in ink before they’re lost. Sometimes I use writing as a clarifying or an emptying from everything going on in my head. Can’t say it always proves […]

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Suspended.

Dear dad, Soccer was our thing. I knew you were proud of me as a soccer player. But I’m not playing soccer anymore. As my thing that is. I will always be a soccer player. It is forever a part of me. It just isn’t the main part right now. So who am I then? […]

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[who]man.

6.24.2022 Dear dad, Today is an emotional day for the country. There is already so much division, anger, uncertainty, pride, you name it. I want to acknowledge it all but especially fear. I know a lot of people are afraid. It is so fair. I am a 27-year-old female living in a time when the […]

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Be lit.

5.24.2022 Dear dad, Right now I kind of feel like a candle getting close to being burned up. You know when you light it for the last time hoping you can get at least an hour or maybe just minutes more of the fragrant aroma. I’m there. And I don’t know whether I’ll last for […]

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Come to the Table.

3.19.2020 Dear dad, Today is the Solemnity of St. Joseph. I learned that solemnities are the highest of feast days celebrated in the Church and are usually reserved for the most important mysteries of the faith (catholic.org). I also learned there is a tradition called “St. Joseph’s Table.” The story is in medieval times there […]

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A penny for your thoughts.

03.03.2022 Dear dad, “What are you thinking about?” [Jesus] “Your father. How he never got to see any of this.” [Mary] “My Father, which one?” [Jesus] Mary chuckles. “You know what I mean.” “I do miss him. But I’m glad you’re here.” [Jesus] “I am proud of You.” [Mary] “Maybe wait to say that until […]

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The return of Omicron: descendant of Optimus Prime…back again?

1.11.2022 Dear dad, Has anyone else experienced a return of the symptoms of omicron after having shed them exactly one week after testing positive the first time? Kidding but not kidding. This would be horrible. Forgive my raw humor. It was just for the sake of what writing teachers call an “attention grabber.” Th return […]

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