L is for Love (One Another)

Team Captain Alera sneaks into the church beside Lesha, both of them invisible to the naked eye. They’re in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, and the pews are almost entirely full for the Sunday Mass. A full chorus sings a contemplative communion song. “What are you doing?” he asks her. “Keeping on eye […]

K is for Kindness

On a cold day in October, people walk past Rockefeller Center bundled in scarves and coats. One young man wears only a thin sweater and jeans, hands in his pockets, his emotions bright as buttons. He is looking for answers, Lesha can tell. Lesha tells him she’s an angel, and he shrugs. They sit on […]

Believe in me when I say….

It’s been an interesting week for So many reasons. One of the most interesting has been a conversation I had on CPTSD and mental health. It is a medical fact that trauma shapes the brain. I know that, for example, because I was abused repeatedly in my single digit years, I have trauma that will […]

All Manner of Things Will Be Well

I have so many thoughts racing through my head this week. It is the 75th anniversary of what some call a necessary act of war and others (like myself) not-so-privately think of as a terrorist act against a mostly-civilian population: the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Many people I’ve known and forgotten and remembered, who […]

Letter to God: Letting Go

Dear God, Well, yesterday went badly in several ways. Top of my list is realizing that, okay, I really need to stop going to confession to have my sins forgiven. I need to stop even thinking about it. Because obviously this is not working. I know you have told me this many times, Father, so […]