Category: First Person

A Big Block of Cheese

These are troubling times, my friends. Amid all the insanity, every now and then you see a headline that makes you say, “Enough.” A simple sentence that signals your limit and leaves you questioning all that you thought you knew.…

First Person

Pioneer Days There is a fine line between blind optimism and denial. I was never so keenly aware of this balance than when my cell phone went blank one Sunday afternoon. For weeks the screen would intermittently flash colors and…

First Person

#ALLCAPS I am not a hockey fan. I went to one game in high school at the Capital Centre in Largo where a street party would have been held on an exit ramp to 495 because nothing surrounded it but…

First Person

Chopped The best thing about this whole writing gig is the ability to work from home. What’s even better is that I don’t bother feigning any sort of professionalism by toiling away in my home office. Nope, I wander all…

First Person: The Sky Is the Limit

Remember the solar eclipse back in August? We all put on glasses we hoped wouldn’t scorch our retinas and stared right into the sun. We weren’t sure about the science of it all, but we looked anyway. Then, we went…