Meet “Landon”

Even at four, he knew that he had never been all alone, and certainly not in a creepy, smelly place like this. He was startled awake by the silence. Spider-Man was over; he always fell asleep before the end. In the creepy sliver of light peeking through the curtains, he knew things didn't look like… Continue reading Meet “Landon”

Becoming Landlords

In 2002 my husband, then a full-time law enforcement officer, began investing in real estate with his father. The original intention was to buy low, rehab cheap and quickly flip "a property or two". The real estate market in our suburban Summit County area wasn't favoring cash poor rookie investors; the houses we did buy… Continue reading Becoming Landlords

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”