Photo credit: Haley Rodriguez
Photo Credit: Haley Rodriguez

Coffee Culture

One of the greatest blessings mankind has been gifted with is the heavenly coffee bean. Coffee beans come from the centers of cherry-like fruits, called coffee cherries or coffee berries (that’s right—coffee beans come from fruit. Which means coffee is “technically” a fruit), which are then cultivated and prepared to […]

Photo Courtesy of Molly Meeker
Photo Courtesy of Molly Meeker

A Portable Colorado Christmas

Winter flurries drifting outside my windows as “Sleigh Ride,” by the Carpenters accompanies each snowflake. Icy walks with my family through my neighborhood to see the array of Christmas lights on houses. Nights spent curled up by a fire with hot cocoa while Johnny Mathis tells me it’s beginning to […]

Photo Credit: Corrie Coleman
Photo Credit: Corrie Coleman

The Mistakes are Now a Story

Back in November 2014, I purchased a book entitled “R is for Ricochet” from a second-hand bookstore. I bought this book with the intention of using it for blackout poetry, the process of selecting certain words on a page and “blacking-out” the rest to create a new phrases  or sentences. […]

Photo Credit: Haley Rodriguez
Photo Credit: Haley Rodriguez

Deciding Not to Tell

I can still feel the cold, granite, custom-made tiles underneath my bare feet. My mother picked them out because she loved the way the sun reflected off of them in the afternoon. I can still hear the faint hum of the air conditioner turning on throughout the house. My mother […]

Image Credit: Haley Rodriguez
Image Credit: Haley Rodriguez

College: As Depicted by Hot Rod

Sometimes school is fun, and sometimes you need to call on the soul of the bottle nose dolphin to keep it going. Either way, we can all relate to Rod and his gang, especially in college. Cool beans right? When your study group asks if you are SURE that you […]