The Minty Periphery, Part One: Penelope

Have you ever had a connection to someone–any old kind of connection–that you can’t really explain or make sense of, but you can’t seem to shake, either? …Sorry. Let’s start this again. Have you ever tried growing mint? I might not strike most people as the gardening type. And, well, today, as it stands, I’m […]

All This Trouble in the World

I still remember the summer night when I first saw a live band perform up close. It was a few years back, when the Queen’s Hotel was still open on main street, when my parents’ marital status wasn’t constantly being called into question, when the nervous ties to my self-worth were still wound tight around […]