My Mother is a Bird

My mother is a bird perched on a post on the side of the deck preening its feathers and shaking its head reminding me she’s always here I am sadness on the other side of the window Trying desperately to remember that she’s always with me and sending love and gratitude to a little bird […]

Hi, Suzie.

“Hi Suzie.”
I called out the greeting as I walked in the archway of the room.
Suzie didn’t answer.
Of course she didn’t.
I stood at the top of the stairs of a large living room, surveying the contents.
I ignored the urn at the far corner for the time being.

The Crow

When my husband and I moved in together, we spent a ton of time in front of the television. I know, I know, not the first thing you’d think of when a new couple move in together, but Chad and I love media, we love psychology, we love analyzing media psychology, and we wanted to […]

The Denny Ryan Roll Recipe

So I usually hate recipes that begin with a story. Just GIMMEE the friggin’ recipe already, k? I don’t need a long narrative about how you backpacked across Europe one summer in ’81 and met an old lady who had a farm stand and she taught you how to make peach jelly. Ok, I totally […]

11:11 PM

It’s 11:11 pm Sunday, May 16th 2021 The pandemic is over Or so they say Today Tonight I’m watching Lady Gaga videos on my MacBook Air And sad because I’ve forgotten the art of the music video All those hours watching MTV I prepared for this moment to drink too much wine on top of […]

The Spotlight

The spotlight hit me in the face.
It was warm, friendly even, not too red, not too green, not too yellow, just a pure light of unjudgmental being.

Today’s Inauguration – an email to my dad

The optimism – the hope – the military band – the imagery of all the flags on the the National Mall – Lady Gaga’s breathtaking performance – Garth Brooks asking everyone in person and at home to sing the last verse of Amazing Grace along with him . . .

But I found myself crying hardest when Kamala took her oath.

Hairspray and Sushi Rice – or How to Stress Buy in a Pandemic

  How does that curse go? May you live in interesting times. Boy howdy, they said it. Whoever said it – no one knows where the quote originated from. But two weeks ago if you’d told me I’d be in quarantine and blogging about my grocery store trip three days ago I’d . . . […]

I Stand With Watkins’ Students and Their Vote of No Confidence

I’d heard it was coming. Today the headlines hit. Belmont University to Absorb Watkins College of Art “Absorb.” Such a pathetic word to use for the closing of a 143-year-old art school. The only word more pathetic in this is “synergy.”  It’s about two-thirds of the way down the article.   I wasn’t surprised a […]


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