30,000 Feet

AndreArmolaevIceland

The quiet farmland quilt visible from 30,000 feet in the sky. The roaring machines that cull the individual cornstalks and wheat plants. A finished puzzle’s payoff. A single, mixed up jagged piece. The majesty of the entire beach. The minutia of a grain of sand. An adventure concluded over time. Each painful step to get […]

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In A Word

A few months back, I went out on an introverted limb and injected myself into a Women in Leadership event in West Hollywood. The all-day event required me to wake up extra early on a Saturday, drive the 60+ miles north, and interact with strangers for eight whole hours. But, I did it. I went […]

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Recent Breaths

Like every middle school student in the great state of California, I was forced to read To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Of course at the time, I did not appreciate the Pulitzer Prize-winning notoriety of the 280-page classic, but I remember my teacher diving deep into the novel’s subtext. It was my first […]

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Inch by Inch

“Don’t look down. Don’t look down. Don’t look down.” I recite aloud to myself dangling over 20 stories above the posh street. My eyes focus on my reflection in the mirrored glass windows on the side of the skyscraper in front of me. I see hundreds of office buildings, thousands of trees, a large outdoor […]

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