Goodbye, my friend….

She was my best friend. During that tumultuous middle school time, when every year seemed like seven, Jeri Lynne and I were thick as thieves. Puberty wracked our brains and overwhelmed our bodies, so we stood side by side and … Continue reading

Violet Dreams

Last night, at the stroke of twelve, we let go of 2014. For some this “letting go” held regret, for others celebration. I’m not sure where I was on the spectrum between the wistful romanticism of another year gone and … Continue reading

2012: Reflection on the Questions

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” ― Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God Now that we are into February of the new year, I’m at a place removed so I can adequately reflect on … Continue reading

A Garden of Clichés

I’m not opposed to the occasional cliché.  They exist for a reason.  Much like uncomfortable stereotypes, clichés apply in situations I wish they did not.  And while clichés tend to amputate critical thinking, sometimes they simply cannot be avoided. Such … Continue reading