Kurt & the “Mother Lover”

"So my life has abruptly changed; my fiance' is pregnant." A few weeks before I received his 30 second (as opposed to 30 day) notice of intent to move out, Kurt had been just a bit...off. Up until that point, he had been considerate, respectful and helpful, rarely complaining about anything. When he did have… Continue reading Kurt & the “Mother Lover”

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