The Unsteady Uproot – “Opening Credits” (Tuesday, June 18th)

Early morning sunrise in the south.

There's something both awe inspiring and ghastly about people who complete some difficult task or reach some incredible goal. It's as if they are firmly planted on some high mountain while I grapple in the rocks wondering how they made it to the top. The hero or heroine says to all who ask about their ultimate success: "Yeah, it wasn't easy. There were issues along the way. Highs and low. But in the end I kept going and it all worked out."

My Skin Story

I am both pimple positive and positive that I currently have a pimple. Five pimples actually and one cyst on my right cheek that has currently been there for two months. I seriously just ran to the bathroom mirror to count my pimples and cysts.