Common Ties has published my short personal essay "The Color of Change" which begins:
The first time I woke up next to a woman was in a hotel bed. It was dawn, faint light eking in along the edges of the thick hotel curtains.
Please stop by their wonderful on-line journal and read "The Color of Change" and other pieces here.
I wrote "The Color of Change" in a workshop I took a while back with Simon Winchester. The assignment was to write about dawn.