Deep Breaths

I’m clutching the door frame with one hand as I lean over to hunch my shoulders. My other hand digs into my side while I bend over, trying to expel all of the air from my lungs. I need to breathe in deeply to force a yawn but nothing happens except for shallow jags of … Continue reading

Happy Ninth to Us!

Nine years ago, Karl and I spent a long, ridiculously fun Memorial Weekend in Williamsburg surrounded by friends.  On May 25th, 2002, we married at sunset on the James River. A lot has happened since then.  We moved to Blacksburg, bought our first — and current — home, we went back to school at Virginia … Continue reading