Living’ On a Prayer – amazingly wonderful, incredibly difficult.

I was woken by the sound of a semi truck a few feet from my head. This WalMart parking lot isn’t the quietest place to sleep, but it is one of the safest. And I’ve come to appreciate the silent community that huddles their vehicle homes close together without so much as darting eye contact.

And he was there by my side. [Read more…]

Things that go Bump in the Night

It was approximately 2:15 am when I was woken by a piercing shriek.

I bolted upright and hit my head on the ceiling as the scream came again.

It was close by.

I tore out an earplug in a split-second thought to confirm what I was hearing – repeated shrieking right outside my car, where I was spending the night in a strange neighborhood for the first time. [Read more…]