Owning It and Eating Gravy

I sat in one of the last rows of the bus on the way back from the theater. My Theatre and Society class had just gone to see a show in the City…I have no idea what it was. I was totally distracted. All night I had been hemming and hawing about one singular decision.…

A Blunt Six Year Old With a Master Plan

When I was six, my separation anxiety from my parents was at its peak. The thought of a sleepover was utterly terrifying, which is why my parents thought that maybe sleeping over at my Auntie Melanie’s, one of my very special, chosen Aunties would be a good stepping stone before staying at a friend’s house.…

Honey, This Was Not the Plan

I am a stickler for being organized and having a plan. A good plan to me is like the world’s most incredible security blanket. I feel safe and warm and wrapped-up in having control. Well, what happens when you take one hyper-organized person and pair her with someone who thrives off of spontaneity? Well, at…

Eternal Optimism or a Way of Life?

I am in a book club currently that focuses on works of anti-racism and in our last meeting, one participant said to me, “I think we missed all the warnings and the signals and the signs and it’s too late for our country. It’s just too late.” I was taken aback by this because I…

I Found Me Again

The only words I really have to accompany today's video are those of Dr. Seuss, "Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is Youer than You." Well, those words and these: Black Lives STILL AND ALWAYS WILL Matter. (If you need a new podcast that will help…

What, Who and Why Do You Want to Be?

A grown-up kneels down next to a four-year-old child and asks, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The child’s eyes get wide with possibilities. Their face lights up with the notion that they could pick anything and make it happen. There are no limits. That same child starts to get older.…

Wait, But Do You Have a Mom?

In honor of pride month, I thought I'd take a little trip down memory lane to the day I learned what the word gay means. But since not everyone makes it to the end of these posts, here are a list of Black-led LGBTQ+ organizations that you can support: Transgender Law Center, The Solutions Not…

Not My Voice Right Now

This isn't about what I have to say, but below is a story from my dear friend, who gave me permission to share her post, along with accounts to follow to educate yourself on anti-racism and places you can donate in order to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Listen. Read. Donate. Actually read, donate…

Expectation Versus Reality

Who hasn’t posted something on social media entitled expectation vs. reality?  I think we would all raise our hands if someone asked us if we have ever been disappointed by our expectations…so I thought on this a bit and tried to figure out a way forward… https://youtu.be/8F_ak3X0LzQ Happy day, Friends. Sending you so much love…

My Pen. My Paper. The Universe and Me.

This is what Moe says to judgment, "I'm just going to sleep here not caring at all what you think and then I'm gonna chase some squirrels." I think I will be just like Moe...perhaps minus the squirrel chasing... Judgment. Even the word sounds icky. It’s not fun when we are judged and ultimately judging…