Be A Part Of A Movement: #1000Speak

“My place is of the sun and this place is of the dark. I do not feel the romance, I do not catch the spark…. and I will not be a pawn… for the prince of darkness, any longer.” -Indigo Girls, Prince of Darkness This week something pretty incredible remarkable amazing happened. One blogger wrote […]

How To Survive An Outbreak: A Survivor’s Tale

“You feelin’ alright I’m not feelin’ too good myself” -Joe Cocker, Feelin’ Alright I don’t want to be an alarmist. And there’s already enough hysteria floating around like airborne microbes through a misting fan. But you guys- it was bad. Fever. Puking. Other stuff that polite southern women don’t talk about. Four out of five […]

My Daughter’s A Mystery… And That’s O.K.

  “You are the most beautiful thing, I’ve ever seen. You shine just like sunlight rays on a winter snow. I just had to tell you so.  Your eyes sparkle as the sun, like the moon they glow. Your smile could light the world on fire, or did you know?  Your mind’s full of everything […]

Today, I Will Remember The Times We Used To Share

Sittin on top of the world, Sittin on top of the world. Remember the times we used to play, We sing and we’d dance all damn day… -Lenny Kravitz, Sittin On Top Of the World This is an anniversary I never wanted to celebrate. One I wish I could forget or ignore. Fifteen years ago […]

Finding Perspective In A Life Under Water

“Darkness has a hunger that’s insatiable and lightness has a call that’s hard to hear.” -Indigo Girls, Closer to Fine  Do you know why I hate drama? Aside from the fact that negativity breeds like a voracious beast, it’s just so damn wasteful. So much time and energy can be wasted on drama. And almost […]

Losing My Breath, Ignoring My Voice

“I’d sooner chew my leg off than be trapped in this, How easy you think of all of this as bittersweet me. I couldn’t taste i,. I’m tired and naked. I don’t know what I’m hungry for, I don’t know what I want anymore.” – REM, Bittersweet Me I had asked for a sign. I […]

The Longest Goodbye

“You were fighting every day So hard to hide the pain. I know you never said goodbye, I had so much left to say. One last song, given to an Angel’s son.” -Sevendust, Angel’s Son I never said goodbye. It’s taken me 14 years to realize it. I remember so much and so little about […]

The First Heartbreak Will Be the Last

“I see him sometimes and the look in his eyes Is one of a man who’s lost treasures untold, But my heart is gold, I took back my soul” -Lauryn Hill, I Used To Love Him I remember my first heartbreak like it was yesterday. I fell in love for the first time at the […]

Foolin’ Around

 “Pick up my guitar and play, Just like yesterday, Then I’ll get on my knees and pray We don’t get fooled again.” -The Who, Won’t Get Fooled Again April Fool’s Day is a holiday I can get behind. There’s no pressure to get the perfect romantic card and chocolates or flowers (ahem, Valentine’s Day). There’s […]

Too Old To Rock? A Cautionary Tale

“Dear Mr. Fantasy play us a tune, Something to make us all happy. Do anything, take us out of this gloom, Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy” -Traffic, Mr. Fantasy I hope I never get too old to go see live music. It’s one of my favorite things to do. The things I’ve […]