48 Hour Hold

February 2008 I could not go home. I signed a bunch of papers, trying to be as cooperative and composed as possible. I’d called the ambulance myself. The medics escorted me out of my office building, but I walked on my own two feet. I answered their questions coherently. Drank …

The Last Unicorn

A.K.A. How My Novel Turned Into A Series on Medium So I was all set to write my second book. It would be a romance novel through my snarky, cynical, “I hate romance” lens that explored black 30somethings in the age of social media P.D.A. I created my characters: Lexi–a …

Easy

It’s easier to blame yourself. You weren’t aware of your surroundings. You drank too much. You didn’t look after yourself. You know how men are. This is how you take back control. Make it about what you could have done differently so it doesn’t happen again. You don’t call it …

As the World Burns

The world is burning. That’s not an exaggeration. Institutions which once provided us (at least a degree) of security, comfort, and/or enjoyment tumble around us. The United States government, healthcare, media, sports, social media. Mother Nature cracks the ground, floods cities, and burns down structures. Shooters, bombers, van drivers (van …