New In Town

04 Jun Sick For Home

I always wonder what homesickness looks like to other people. I’ve had friends who have traveled like I have, who have moved far away from home and struggled just to figure it all out. I remember talking to my friend Kelly a few months after...

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29 Dec Not From Here

I had seen her many times before, or so I thought, sitting outside of Market. Always typing. Today I asked her to write a poem with the subject "Not From Here." And this is what she wrote. abigail mott: Raised in Lancaster, Transplanted to Denver.   ...

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28 Jul Finally Crafted

The Philly Girl inside me wants to come out. She’s pissed. It’s true. Did you know I used to be punk rock? Street punk, in fact. Fishnets, plaid and converse. Half red, half black, sometimes blonde and sometimes pink. Elmer’s glue and lots of hairspray….do I...

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14 Apr I Dare You To Be Different

Sometimes we’re different. Most of the time, when you’re a new person in a new place, you’re always different. You can cut your hair, you can buy new clothes, you can drastically alter your face, but you’re still the same person inside. Sorry, it’s true. No...

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13 Feb New In Town

Being a new person in a new place can be daunting at times. There are so many reasons to move: love, employment, boredom, searching for a greater meaning, or just plain following your heart. I can’t tell you why you’ve ended up here, but I...

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