Persist. It’s a word that’s been lingering in the background of my life the last couple of years. Sometimes a whispered encouragement. Sometimes a challenge, a goal I feel too tired to achieve. It can sound inspiring – like when we hear it attributed to Olympic athletes who have endured bruises, blisters, long practices, the…Read more »


Declaration of Independence The sun shines bright and warm; its rays are unable to penetrate my prison.  I crouch in the shadows, held tight in the cold grasp of darkness.  Shackled in a prison of despair. Leg irons of expectation immobilize me.  As each new demand arises, the chain that tethers me to the fortress of duty, shortens. …Read more »