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 […]

Nov 062011
 

Some of my fondest memories as a child are of spending time with my grandmother. She lived such a simple, simple life.. she was poor, even by the poor’s standards. She didn’t even having indoor plumbing until she was in her fifties but I thought going to her house was exciting because she was always happy in her heart and she shared her love generously. She was born at home, […]

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 162011
 

I woke up early yesterday morning and almost immediately had something on my mind that I wanted to blog about. I pulled myself out of bed and opened my laptop. It crackled, spit out a message at me that had faint sounds of evil laughter in the background followed by a very long pause of nothingness. My computer was DEAD. Of course, I went into panic mode wondering how I […]

Sep 082011
 

As a child, my mother would share her displeasure at something I had done by giving me the “bad eye”. Many people refer to it as the “evil eye” but we heard it called different. When you’re a little kid and your mom is glaring at you, madder than a wet hen.. it can be a bit scary. She would even ask us “Do you see my bad eye”? Well, […]

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 […]

Aug 312011
 

Three years ago about this time, a storm named Ike was churning in the Atlantic Ocean. There was speculation that it would likely hit the South Florida coastlines. Since hurricanes give you time to prepare as they toil in the warm waters, I prepared for the worst and hoped for the best. After all, I was a seasoned veteran to hurricanes and their aftermath after the 2005 season. Or so […]

Aug 242011
 

I sit here on my first blog entry with writers block.  Of course, i’m not really a writer so I suppose i’m just blocked.  They say all stories have a beginning but much of my life has been monotonous and likely boring to most.  I’ll save you the grief! Just a little bit of background though.  I am a true Southern woman.  I was born and raised in Louisiana, surrounded […]