I explore the ocean for one of Christa McAuliffe’s strands.

Challenger

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Here, tourists sift sand between toes, not knowing salt makes straw of hair. I’ve always embraced this place though, minus mother’s madness. I lived in a town where I could step out of my house, look up to the sky, and watch rockets launch into space. I don’t know for what more a child full […]

The Trials of a Drug Trial: Special K

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No, not the supposed waist-slimming breakfast cereal. I’m talkin’ Ketamine. Kit Kat. K-hole. In 2012, I volunteered to participate in an inpatient drug trial at NIMH in which they were testing the effects of Ketamine on patients who suffer chronic depression.  NPR aired a segment about the hopeful, ground-breaking research. It was an enticing proposition […]