Strong. Brave. Proud?

Time to get real. My past posts have been personal, but this is something different. It’s about my recent visit to see my uncle in prison. And if you would rather look up cookie recipes than read about something darker, then I completely understand. There’s a lot of dark stuff out there already; cookies sometimes…

Biscuits + Yesterday + Tomorrow = Today

Living in the past is not an option. For years now, the universe has been telling me to get rid of stuff. It’s necessary as part of my life’s mission. I still don’t know what that mission is, but the universe, or else that little voice inside my head, has been pretty loud and clear….

Biscuit-Makin’ Nana

Nana hasn’t made me biscuits in ages, and she missed it. Me too! These days, I’m usually the one cooking her meals. So this morning, here she is bright and early in the kitchen. Just a couple bickies though ’cause I unfortunately no longer have the metabolism of a six-year-old. She even managed to pull…

Keep Dancing

The thoughts and emotions swimming around in my head today are keeping me out of sorts. It’s as if rubber balls are bouncing around inside me. As soon as one settles, a new one pops up, startling me with another hit. And it’s nauseating. I go from tears to love to laughter to wanting to…

Don’t Forget to Dance

For the past few weeks, I’ve been hiding behind my laptop. The temps were low, most of the time, which made it easier to avoid going out … there. The house that I live in is older, raised, with hardwood floors and crackling plastic on the windows, in an attempt to stop the frosty breeze…

Thank you, Mama

I’m a wanderer. Born and mostly raised in Louisiana, I have lived in and/or traveled to Seattle, Florida, New York (both upstate and the city), Vancouver, Montreal, London, Paris, Barcelona, Southeast Asia, Greece, and Dublin, to name a few. In my eyes, I am one of the fortunate ones … to know what it’s like…

Qu’est-ce que ça veut dire "courting"?

“O gentle Romeo, If thou dost love, pronounce it faithfully. Or if thou think’st I am too quickly won, I’ll frown and be perverse and say thee nay, So thou wilt woo: but else, not for the world.” – William Shakespeare So, at the moment, I’m being courted. (insert batting eyelashes here) A girl used…

And, Thus, A New Journey Begins…

This past year, for so many, has been full of major events, both good and bad. And 2009 promises many changes. President Obama has a long, rocky road ahead of him, but is determined to turn things around in the U.S. for the better. The universe has been giving me not so subtle hints about…

In Loving Memory of Brenda J. McGraw – My Mother

This blog entry is dedicated in loving memory of my mother, Brenda J. McGraw, who recently passed away following a very violent death, to which I bore witness. Human beings are very strange creatures, and there is no way to describe some things that they/we are capable of doing. But someone recently reminded me, instead…