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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Glass Half-Full

“Well, so how did you feel about that?” A friend asked me recently about my brother’s health and his choices along the winding road to recovery—as if I have any control or input. “Hmmmm,” I replied slowly. “That’s hard.” If there’s one thing I’ve learned recently, it’s that as the sibling of an addict, I […]

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Catch The Wind

From inside the car, safely enclosed in glass and metal, all was calm. All was peaceful, the sun sinking silently below the horizon. But outside, violent gusts of an onshore wind crumbled set after set of waves before me. Layer upon layer of sand was peeled back and a million tiny separate grains scurried over […]

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