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Year Forty and One

So, I’ve been forty-one for a couple of months now and I would’ve thought that I’d hate it. And don’t get me wrong, I don’t love the number, but now that I’m realizing how much of my response to that number comes from what men have told me (men who have decided that they’re still...

Gray Gardens

Everyday I wake up in Donald Trump’s America and prepare myself for the news. It takes all of my courage and backbone to move forward through my anxiety and depression and face the day. Being on the West Coast means that by the time I get up, our President has already done two, maybe three,...

The Win is in The Fight

I am an artist, first and foremost. I have known since the beginning of my memories that I was born to write. That has always been my identity. That has always been how I’ve seen myself. I glory in that. I wear it like a badge of honor. I have a gift. A real gift....

Questions

Normally, I like to think that I have all the answers. Although I certainly haven’t fooled myself into thinking I’m an astronaut or rocket scientist, I do like to think that I know stuff. I do well at Jeopardy. My educated guesses are pretty right on. I tend to figure out who the killer is...

Love, Community and Pride

This blog post of mine is going to be a little different. I’m not going to get political or smart-mouthed or probably even be funny. Hopefully, I won’t offend anyone because, in my opinion, there won’t be anything here that is even remotely offensive. It’s all about love. An open letter to all of my...

God Doesn’t Make Mistakes

I’d like to talk for just a minute to my religious and faithful brethren out there. No matter who you pray to or what God you worship — I’m not trying to single any faith out here.  There’s a statement, an idea, that I’ve heard all of my life and I’m hearing it being thrown...

Sadie, Sadie, Married Lady

I’ll be honest, there’s a lot about being married that doesn’t feel any different Yet, at least. I don’t know how things are going to feel in a year, 10 years, 50 years but so far most everything is pretty much the same.  Maybe it because my husband and I were living together before we...

Down with Hate

So, about a week and a half ago I clicked on an article that was brought to you by Cafe Mom’s The Stir. It was my fault for clicking the link. Normally I’m not a sucker for articles like this “90s Heartthrobs Who Look Awful Now” but the picture attached was one that I couldn’t...