miracles – the dø

your scent your hand your laugh your kiss your loss reached inside, gutted stripping my skin empty naked alive, human, is this it? is this it?

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…

Rockin’ Road Trip 2015

A good friend of mine and I were sucking down a few pounds of crawfish at Hawk’s recently when he asked if I wanted to join him on a road trip up to Bonnaroo in Tennessee. “Sure, maybe,” I muttered in-between sighs and slurps. While I’m always up for a road trip, spending hot and…

Artisan Bread – A Lengthy Process but Worth it

I live in a small city with no decent bread anywhere to be found. But of course I’m spoiled having lived in much bigger cities with incredible artisan breads sitting proudly on open bakery shelves, NOT in plastic bags. What’s up with the plastic bags, people? They’re bad for the environment, AND they make the…

And It Was Sunny … In May

Two weeks (sort of) back in time … Salty sea air, toes in the sand. The train screeches by. Clear, swooshing water as the boats pass along the Fremont canal. Fresh, crispy croissants and fruit pastries from Bésalu. The influx of sweet, bright, really really pretty cafés tinted a pale blue and scented with roasted…

Shop and Eat like a Florentine? – Oh yes, per favore!

Since moving back to Louisiana a couple of years ago, major traveling has been put on hold. There was that week in New York, a couple of short weekends in Austin, an overnight stint in New Orleans and a good amount of back-and-forth jaunts to visit Nana. Traveling isn’t a priority for me right now….

KITCHEN CULTURE: FROM THE LOUISIANA BAYOU TO THE PAC/NW DANCE FLOOR

ATTENTION: All lovers of food, dance, music and everything Cajun!!!! This is gonna be SO MUCH FUN!! May 6 – 10, 2015, Centrum will host Kitchen Culture – an authentic Cajun culinary, music and dance event – at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, Washington guided by Southwest Louisiana food gurus Toby Rodriguez and…

Running Home

Drizzling rain along the dark, winding country lanes of Louisiana 758 toward Savoy, Louisiana, the night brings me to a parallel spot in-between a rental car and a pick-up truck. The large white tent glows back in the field. It’s muddy out, and cold, probably in the 30s, but I think I’m prepared – wool…