Archive | April 2011

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Seven Things You Didn’t Know.

Last week, Anita Grace Howard  started a game of “blog-tag”. The topic, Seven Things You Might Not Know About Me, has garnered some very interesting responses from readers and bloggers alike. Ashley Graham joined the game on her blog with some surprising details about herself. Now, I’m tagging you. If you have a blog and want to play, leave a […]

Cinderella: Fairy Tale Princess or Troubled Teen?

In my relentless quest for knowledge, I came upon a shocking discovery that shattered basic truths of my childhood. I offer you the truth about  Cinderella. Cinderella’s father was a weak, shallow man who gave into his young daughter’s every whim, avoiding confrontation and discipline at all costs. Cinderella’s fits of rage at being refused […]

Dear John, I Miss You.

Dear John, I cannot believe it’s been exactly six years since I last saw you. I remember you were eating strawberry Cool-Whip, right from the container. Then you went to work in my van. I never saw you again. Well, seeing you in the casket doesn’t count, because it didn’t look like you; it wasn’t […]

Guilty Pleasures

We all have them. Guilty pleasures that we’re embarrassed to admit we indulge in or we admit to them with a sort of shameful pride. These are the first three that came to mind in no particular order. Guilty Pleasure 1-Tuesday evening, a box of Cheez-Its, a glass of wine, and What Not to Wear […]

Ladies, Can We Have It All?

I’m not exactly sure what it means to have it all. Maybe Halle Berry is an example of a woman that has it all. Brains, beauty, talent, that body, a baby, a flourishing career and Gabriel Aubry. Nope. She doesn’t have it all. So I googled “you can have it all”.  Here’s a small sampling of […]


There is only one happiness in this life, To love and be loved. George Sand Love is complicated. So complicated that the definition of this tiny one syllable word has twenty-eight different meanings. Many meanings. One commonality–we all want it. And once we have it, we want to know how much of it we’re getting. “How […]

Facebook Paralysis

It was one of those things I swore I’d never have. I also swore I’d never wear four inch heels. Those things have a way of coming back to bite you. “You need to be on Facebook if you’re going to do a blog,” my friend, Artisté, told me. I hated to admit that she […]

Inanely Important

It’s just around the corner. No, not bathing suit season. Flip-flop season. OK, this needs some set-up. I’m short (barely five feet) and I like shoes. When I was in high school with very limited cash flow, I bought cheap stilettos and wore them often. Hence my problem– Bunions. Well, I’m still short and I still […]


Our friends’ baby died recently. He was only three weeks old. Words cannot express their devastation. Words cannot express my sorrow and love to them. Yet words are needed in this situation to express the inexpressible. A warm hug and a sympathetic look only goes so far.  There are many compassionate people who have the gift […]

Confabulate-Does Your Mother Know You Do It?

You may not have a nice singing voice or be able to paint a watercolor. But you can use words to sing a song without music or to paint an image in the mind. The sound of some words is enough to send a small thrill through us. Are there certain words you are drawn to […]