Growing up, I always thought summer was about outdoor barbecues, picnics, pool parties, and vacations. It didn’t occur to me that there was anything more important back then. I had no idea that my decisions were going to become more stressful than…
It all flashed right before my eyes, right across the street from the tailor’s shack in northern Bangladesh.
My aunt and uncle were having a salwar kameez, a traditional Bangladeshi outfit, tailored for me. After purchasing the material, we dro…
Beyond a forest whence wind whispers,
Amidst harmony and her sisters,
Among vast land and alluring shadows,
Stood a lake house in a deserted meadow.
It cried a hymn, a cunning calling,
To the one who found it deceiving; appalling,
I can’t escape, its everywhere I go
In the news in the paper, in all that I know
From state to state, shore to shore
Plagued to the heart, down to the core
Undivided and conquered we’re all torn apart
This is coming from insi…
Reading the Washington Post, I came across a first page article that really struck me; it was basically about an Amtrak engineer who had watched a dozen suicides happen in front of his eyes over the course of twenty years. People would be sitting …