Meet “Bryn”

She was uncomfortably pregnant, resting her left hand on her belly, chain smoking with her right She had a large presence; her strong voice could fill a room even at a whisper. She was rough on the surface with large features and a metal stud on either side of her lower lip. Her hair was… Continue reading Meet “Bryn”

Meet “Kurt”

For $260 a month he got an 8 x 10 room with a bed, a chair and a storage bin in a house shared with four strangers. And yet, something about him was quite charming. I first met Kurt when he rented a room from us in Akron. For $260 a month he got an… Continue reading Meet “Kurt”

Tiny Matters

Everyone has a story. Some parts of our story are mundane, littered with insignificant events, people and places that render no special meaning; they just are. But if we dig deep enough, we will find moments in our story, maybe entire chapters, that shape us into who and how we are today. Somewhere in my… Continue reading Tiny Matters