Elsewhere

This is the 76th story of Our Life Logs   I think the hardest question for me to answer is also one of the simplest: “Where are you from?” I often find myself pausing before replying, contemplating what would be the correct answer to give depending on the setting we are in. Do I give the shorter version which simply involves two continents and five different … Continue reading Elsewhere

I Am Stronger Than These Thoughts

This is the 73rd story of Our Life Logs   I’ve lived a life of self-reliance and I believe that there are times in which this is our only choice. But if you have the chance to let another person help you as you struggle, let them in. I had a normal childhood living in Ohio with my parents and older sister. My parents got … Continue reading I Am Stronger Than These Thoughts

Gaining Back What I’ve Lost

This is the 69th story of Our Life Logs.   At 43, I’ve lost a lot in my life. I’ve lost homes, family members, and jobs. Though I lose things, I fight to gain back what’s possible. I never let the dejection of loss keep me from working hard to get good things back. I was born in 1975 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the second youngest of seven … Continue reading Gaining Back What I’ve Lost

The Little Metal Suitcase

This is the 68th story of Our Life Logs. I was born in 1961, and grew up in Toluca, Mexico with my mother, father, my four siblings, and my father’s family. We lived in a tiny, one-bedroom abode, because my father did not make much money being a school teacher. He was often innovative, once using newspaper to keep our feet safe when our shoes had … Continue reading The Little Metal Suitcase