Oct 042015
 

The day I was born, my sense of security was immediately challenged. I was protected until that point, depending solely on the womb of my mother to nourish me — my mind, my heart and my very existence. Being born interrupted that security and as time ticked off days, then weeks, months, years and now decades, that sense of security has become less and less dependable. I know that doesn’t […]

Jan 032012
 

Isn’t it odd how I can be so forthcoming about the good things in my life yet so private about the things that aren’t as pretty?  Or is it as odd as it feels?  Maybe not.  After all, not everybody likes to splay out there emotions when they’re ugly.  So I won’t go into specifics deeply but I will admit that my attitude of late has SUCKED and it’s all […]

Sep 282011
 

A friend of mine on Facebook (and in real life as well) quoted some words of Maya Angelou. The greatest gift you can give others is the truth. Sometimes being your true self does not meet with expectations of the crowd…..DO IT ANYWAY. There’s a lot of wisdom in the words Teresa shared.  A lot of truth.  The truth isn’t always easy to face, isn’t easy to swallow and can […]

Sep 232011
 

I know this blog is still a baby and I swear, I wanted it to be upbeat, funny and just downright endearing enough for folks to come back and read.. maybe even share with others.  I haven’t been feeling too funny of late though.  Life isn’t always kind, even if it results from us not being kind to ourselves.  Ain’t much funny about that. I’m in a world of hurt. […]

Sep 112011
 

For most Americans, if you ask them where they were on a certain day of the week or at a particular time of day, they can’t tell you for sure. However.. if you ask them where they were at 8:46am on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, they will likely recall it with vivid detail. On the ten-year commemoration of that horrible day, many of us have rehashed the events that changed […]

Sep 062011
 

Unfortunately, no one is allowed to choose their family. You’re stuck with each other until one of you takes a nice long dirt nap and starts pushing up daisies. Now I won’t name any names (you know who you are) but some of my family members shake their head in contempt and shame when looking my direction and probably wish that I weren’t related to them at all. I do […]

Sep 042011
 

My friend Teresa and I went to the movies over the weekend. The two times that she and I have gone to see a movie, we have both ended up crying. This time, we went to see the movie called The Help. I normally feel a sense of pride in my Southern roots but I can’t help but be ashamed of the ignorance that prevailed from that era. This movie spotlights […]