in remembrance of Christina Grimmie

Dear Christina, I haven’t known what to say, because every time I start to write something, it ends up being about me. “I’ve been a fan since…”  “I never even got to see her perform…” “I looked up to her growing up…” etc. But it’s not about me. You were a beautiful person, Christina. I…

a letter to the squirrel in my attic.

Dear Mama Squirrel, For the past few months, we’ve heard little footprints on our roof now and then. We’ve known about the birds for awhile, but they mostly keep to themselves. You, on the other hand, can be extremely noisy. We’ve been meaning to take care of the problem for awhile, but haven’t gotten around…

In memory of our Chewbacca baby.

Dear Chewie, We first met you in a dream. Months ago, Deacon dreamed of a dark brown long-haired hamster named Chewbacca. Ever since that moment, we felt destined to find you. We made sure we could have pets when choosing our apartment. We looked at pet store after pet store, but it was never you.…