On Celebration of a Marriage

On May 16th, I celebrated 21 years of marriage.  While many may think that 21 years is a long time, in my opinion--it is not--when compared to those who've been married for over 50 years.  Those couples deserve a lifetime achievement award along with a never ending supply of chocolate cake and the most delectable … Continue reading On Celebration of a Marriage

A Letter To My Daughter On Her First Rally Demonstration.

  Dear Chloe, Before you were born, I was going through a metamorphosis with my identity. My life was centered on roles of being the maternal provider for our family. I became the wife, the mom, the dinner provider, the cheerleader for your Dad and older brothers. But, that began to change. I still kept … Continue reading A Letter To My Daughter On Her First Rally Demonstration.

The Great Aunt/Grandmother (excerpt from “A Reason For Being”): Lola Esther

Author's note: This is an excerpt from Chapter Three of "A Reason For Being" and this excerpt centers on my Great Aunt Esther (my grandmother's eldest sister). I remember when I first met Lola Esther (as how I called her), I was quite young.  After I met her that first time, all I saw of … Continue reading The Great Aunt/Grandmother (excerpt from “A Reason For Being”): Lola Esther

Samsara: Chapter 10 – Algernon and Dante (excerpt)

Previous Samsara Chapters       Algernon was high. He sat on his chaise listening to Dante read lines from his latest poem. Algernon looked around the room he that he considered as his “creative” space. The walls were covered in gold and silver Fleur de Lys lining that added a certain warmth to a … Continue reading Samsara: Chapter 10 – Algernon and Dante (excerpt)

The Collateral Beauty

I finally decided to watch the movie "A Collateral Beauty" which starred a cast of talented, and amazing actors/actresses (Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren--c'mon!). Not to worry--I won't spoil the movie for you. I have my own version of understanding exactly what a "Collateral Beauty" means. When I think of the word "collateral," I … Continue reading The Collateral Beauty