Anniversaries…But Not the Good Kind

Anniversaries. I’m not talking about the sweet, romantic kind. I’m talking about the dreadful kind that comes every year after you lose someone. The anniversary of death. Some people don’t understand it. Why certain days are harder than others. I’ve heard, “It’s just...

Feed The Good Wolf

One of my favorite quotes is this: Ever since I first read it, I loved it. I’ve studied each of the words on either side. It always made perfect sense to me.  Whatever you want in your life, you gotta feed those vibes.  Why am I telling you this? Ha. ...

Peace, Love, and Music: My Trip to Bethel Woods

September 4, 2020:  A day trip with friends to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, that turned out to be an emotional experience that I desperately needed. You know when someone says, “Thanks, I needed that!” – Well, I needed that day trip like nobody’s...

Introducing BLACK BUTTERFLY

Deneice William’s “Black Butterfly” peaked at #22 on Billboard’s R&B Singles chart in 1984. It was a song that represented self-love to a little Black girl who grew up in a predominately white suburb in New York City, with her Black mom and Black dad, married,...

30 Things I Learned Before 30

On September 15, 1990, at 12:40 in the afternoon, I came screaming and crying into the world, a long skinny thing with weirdly long fingers. On September 15, 2020 (that’s right—tomorrow!!), at 12:40 in the afternoon, I turn 30. Whew. That feels like a super odd thing...

Connecting to Love

So much has gone on this summer that it is almost impossible to fully process it all.  I write this as I sit inside on a gorgeous Labor Day engulfed in work and writing and trying to keep it all organized.  Typically, I’d be in Connecticut with my family...

The Time My Daughter Became a Woman and a Warrior

Chapter 41: Pen pals at the Border of Crazy It’s Monday morning at 3am and I wake up from a deep sleep to the sound of my own cries. Shaking my head to regain consciousness, I realize I am safely and warmly snuggled in my bed next to Mr. Pizza.  ...

What Color Is Your Dog?

**WARNING:  Words in this blog content maybe different but it contains no artificial colors flavors or preservatives! I invite you to read, at your own discretion, and only if you are in the mood for a bit of gayety!  Even dogs have “wisdom!” This morning’s question...

Wakanda Forever

It was a Friday night, filled with laughter, good wine, great company—just a sincerely wonderful time. As the evening was winding down, news came through that Chadwick Boseman had passed away. 43. How? How was he gone at 43? King T’Challa. Our superhero. Our hope. Our...

How Does A Realist Maintain Faith?

Every now and again, someone will ask me how I can have faith in this day and age when there is so much ugliness going on in the world.  That question is usually followed by this next question: if your God exists and he’s all-loving, why do all these bad things keep...