Posts Tagged "memories"

where the road takes you

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016

where the road takes you

The road to my grandparents’ house was the steepest climb I’d encountered. It wasn’t because I was young and the world seemed to maximize itself in front of my maturing eyes – it really was a steep hill. Each time mother’s blinker clicked to turn left after we exited the 15, her foot dug deep into the pedal just as my fingers sunk into the plush fabric of her white Mazda minivan.

They lived at the highest point of a private development in Escondido. The time my grandfather decided to buy his home, Escondido was nothing but a town of dust, cacti and outcast residents who couldn’t

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rebuilding our home

Posted on Monday, September 9, 2013

rebuilding our home

The bags under our eyes were as big as the bags we’d packed for Europe. It had been three rigorous years of Master’s degrees for both of us and we needed a long break from the “real world.” In need of justifying my degree in Spanish, I’d convinced my business-talking, software-studying husband why we should go to Spain. I’d calculated the right amount of emotion with practicality and he was convinced. We were off for an adventure… indefinitely.

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irish memories

Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013

irish memories

the bar’s walls

lined with dollar bills

she writes

a note to her future

husband, whoever that is

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