Shit just got real: my brain aneurysm

It’s been weeks since the docs told me about my little bubble brain. They didn’t use those exact words, but I prefer a sugary colloquialism over the actual medical diagnosis: “Intracranial Aneurysm.” What started out as a personal quest to get to the bottom of my twelve-day migraine (landing me in the ER twice) ended … Continue reading Shit just got real: my brain aneurysm

The Blind Leading the Mind

For a minute there, I lost myself.  - Karma Police (Radiohead) As kids, there's nothing quite like the feeling of learning your enough. Tall enough? Bring on the rollercoasters. Smart enough? I'll take that pop-quiz. Old enough? I'll be home before dark. Responsible enough? Thanks for the ten spot, I'll fill the tank (I'm dating … Continue reading The Blind Leading the Mind


The water was choppy and colder than I was used to, but on this triple-digit day there was no debate. "It's too hot" "Right!?" He was faced-down on his towel, but the beads of sweat on his back agreed. "I'm going in." I stood up, brushed the sand from my palms and pranced my completely naked, out-of-shape … Continue reading 21