It Ain’t Over

It Ain’t Over

If someone is telling you their story – their cultural story, their personal story, etc. it’s far better to tell them you just can’t handle hearing it and walk away than to say, “Why can’t you just let the past be the past?” “Move on to the future, focus on the light!”. Statements like that […]

Finding Your Non-Negotiable Voice

Finding Your Non-Negotiable Voice

In the movie “A Christmas Story”, Ralphie the main character and narrator is sitting in the bathroom with soap in his mouth for dropping an F-bomb. He’s there gagging on the bar of soap and his mother comes in. She takes the soap out and orders him to bed. He grumbles as he’s walking away […]

Letting Your Biscuits Cook

Letting Your Biscuits Cook

My Aunt Lorene made the best biscuits on the entire planet. It pains me no end that I will never have those biscuits again because no matter how she tried to train me I could never make them exactly the way she did. She threw flour, Crisco, salt, and milk or water into a bowl […]

Let It Be

Let It Be

In my uninformed opinion the best Beatles song ever is Let It Be. Let me Be. Let them Be. Whatever or whomever “they” are. My husband showed up to me in the most impractical and side swiping manner bringing a gigantic wrecking ball to my very introverted, nerdy and pretty boring life. He was a shock to […]