Zombie Apocalypse

I am the Walking Dead. For the past 26 days, I’ve blogged until I felt like I might drop. I’ve plumbed my depths and dug up the bones of my past. I’ve reflected and researched, reviewed and rewound my life. I’ve looked for connections and missed connections. I’ve written and edited and revised and proofread to the point … More Zombie Apocalypse

Young at Heart

For my Mother Day 25: A – Z Challenge “The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” ― Robert Frost Remember Your Sense of Wonder. As I get older, it gets more difficult to match how I feel on the inside with how I look on the outside. There’s an aspect of child-like wonder that directs … More Young at Heart

X Marks the Spot

“You are searching the world for treasure, but the real treasure is yourself.” — Rumi   Where you are is where your mission is. If that weren’t true, you’d be somewhere else. So, if you are not focused on mining the gold beneath your feet — even if it appears to be a total shit shop … More X Marks the Spot

Unique Brand, You.

Day 21: A – Z Challenge Weirdos Rock. “I finally know the difference between pleasing and loving, obeying and respecting. It has taken me so many years to be okay with being different, and with being this alive, this intense. (xxvi)” ― Eve Ensler, I am an Emotional Creature I’ve written before about how I … More Unique Brand, You.


Day 20: A – Z Challenge Transformation happens,whether you like it or not. “Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their … More Transformation

Still Standing

Day 19: A – Z Challenge “We live on a blue planet that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea, and you don’t believe in miracles?”― Unknown Today is Earth Day. Here’s what I am thinking: remembering and revering the planet once a year doesn’t cut it. Every single … More Still Standing


Day 18: A – Z Challenge Wide Open Spaces I spent three days last week in New Mexico, teaching and dreaming and watching the light change. After we’d finished teaching creative writing at the prison there, we went out for Afro-Caribbean food at Jambo, and sat under the twinkling lights in a brightly painted dining … More Respite