Wandering

Those who know me well know that I am an avid hiker. There are few places that I can think of that afford me the peace of mind and clarity that come with being tucked away on a mountainside for hours. Oftentimes I would eke out a place overlooking the city, finding refuge atop a […]

Letter to John

John, I pray this letter finds you in good spirits. I am reaching out to you regarding the Extra Support Walk that the 1971 Simi Valley Store will be having on September 6th. I have no doubt that you have read my previous letters I submitted to Communications so it should come as no surprise […]

Letter to Lowe’s 2

Before I start detailing the events of my meeting with my regional HR, I want to first state how completely blown away I am by the overwhelmingly positive response this post has gotten. I never would have believed that I would have reached the amount of wonderful people that I have, nor would I have […]

Letter to Lowe’s

Marvin,      I know the chances of you even reading this are slim. Far less are the chances of you responding but I figured that maybe, just maybe, there was a chance that you or someone who could make a difference could read this.      My name is Harrison. I was born in […]

Warlock

I suppose now is as good a time as any for introductions. My name is Harrison. I am 27 years old today. I was raised in a household overflowing with music. For ten years of my life I played the french horn. I also played the trumpet in my high school’s jazz band. Music is […]

Platinum

I met a woman today. She didn’t have your freckles that could dot the night sky but her skin radiated a warmth and glow that you could only find in the sun. She didn’t have your brown eyes that looked like sage after a sudden downpour but you could see the clouds in hers and […]

Lebensmüd

It was I who was the fool. I see that now. To think that I could ever be enough for the likes of you. I suppose my cracks gaped a little larger than I thought. Perhaps my flaws were sorer than I realized. I gave you all that I had and then some. Not just […]

Descant

I stood there, feet on the white and brown tile, arms resting along the smooth hand rail overlooking the plaza. So many people, walking to and from their favorite stores. Some alone, others with others, children running and screaming. I look on as I see people holding hands with people that matter to them, and […]

Volsung

Fear not for the hour of your doom is set and none may escape it. This adage has been passed down throughout time by my ancestors. To some, it may seem rather nihilistic for if we are destined to fall why bother living? Why trouble ourselves in doing anything at all when none of it […]

Like Always

I saw her again. God knows I didn’t deserve that chance, but I did. Her voice always had this way of making me fall silent and listen, and I found myself hanging onto every word she spoke. Like always. She has this laugh, my God, if you could only hear it. It’s like hearing waves […]