How it Felt to Come Back to Life

How it Felt to Come Back to Life

Coming back from near-death was a gracious endeavor, but it was also deeply heartbreaking.

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What It Felt Like to Almost Die

What It Felt Like to Almost Die

My near-death experience taught me not to fear those final moments.

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11 Powerful People Who Changed My Destiny (Without Ever Knowing It)

As I’m nearing the end of my 30s, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how ridiculously fortunate I am to have learned from some of our generation’s greatest minds.

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The Girl Who Cried Woof

The vet gave us a checklist. It was a simple piece of paper with boxes next to words like “Loss of appetite” and “Uninterested in things that used to bring joy”.

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Freaks Like Us: A True Story from a San Francisco Bus

I used to ride the San Francisco city bus (Muni) to work many years ago. One day, something happened that has stayed in my mind ever since.

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Leaving It All Behind

They wanted me to learn the “right” way. Half notes and full notes. Metronomes and clefs.

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Divorce

I was a writer even as a young girl, and at the age of 13 the book I most wanted to write, one day, was about divorce.

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The Day I Almost Died

The Day I Almost Died

When I arrived at the Emergency Room at 11:30pm, I was panting and pale.

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