Like any good story, this one begins with a "What the hell?" moment - the cosmic "just kidding" that might have been funny to the gods, but for us - not so much.
To Climb Mountains
When you are in the mountains, you find out who you really are. Any mistake I make could mean death. And when it comes to that moment, you want to survive. You want to live. I climb so I can live every moment of my life. Nimsdai Purja, 14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible One year ago, … Continue reading To Climb Mountains
The Wisdom of Teeth
I closed the restroom door behind me softly, turning the lock with a shaky hand. My face was ghostly white and tear-stained in the mirror, the right side made slack by an over-abundance of Novocain. An over-abundance that had done nothing to quiet the searing pain every time the dentist attempted to pull the tooth. … Continue reading The Wisdom of Teeth
A sedan pulled into our driveway just I was about to get into my car. I approached to see what they wanted, and the passenger window rolled down to reveal an elderly woman wearing an enormous grin and waving me over excitedly. She spoke with a thick accent even after decades of living in the … Continue reading The Gardener