Waking Up

Waking up

I flew cross-country this past week. That’s a chunk of hours in a confined space, in seats designed for the undernourished. I’m just sayin’. ​​​​​​​Across the aisle sit three women, one holding an infant. I catch myself saying a silent…

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Ordinary Heroes

Ordinary heroes

I am watching the Rio Olympics, and I’m an unabashed fan. Earlier this week, 18-year old swimmer Yusra Mardini finished 45th in the 100-meter freestyle heats, 12 seconds behind the top time. Nothing close to a medal. Nothing close to…

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