Intention

We are what we are And everything we are  is in everything we do  I want my hands to sound like rain, like the heat of the sun,  the flow of the river,  the crash of the ocean,  the soil of the earth,  the crescendo of wind, the vast silence of sky,  the loud clap … Read more

Some Advice Before You Say I Do

If there are any words of wisdom I can impart, it is to trust your gut instinct. As I reflect on my life experiences and now witness what some younglings are currently going through, that is the advice I would give. It’s that little voice that sings like a snitching canary. It can ruin your … Read more

What Do I Need To Improve?

I would definitely say that there’s room for improvement…for myself and my life. And, since we’re all staying home and trying to get through this pandemic, I can’t think of a better time to try and make some positive changes. I don’t need to completely overhaul my life, maybe just a couple of things to … Read more

Baba

(this is a beautiful eulogy written by our friend, Dawn, for her grandmother) Baba From my earliest conscious thoughts I remember you. I remember your cheery, positive, perfect intonation that projected love and comfort. “Hi, Honey,” you would always say. Your imprint into my core morality is deep and pure, a guiding pillar of righteousness … Read more

Work, Life, Balance – Balancing A Career And Motherhood

In theory, this sounds like a beautiful thing. It takes the edge off the guilt. Why, might you ask, do you feel guilt, Dawn? Well, it’s easy. I’m a working mom. I wonder if men ever experience this — how it feels to go to work every day with the weight of guilt bearing down. … Read more

Girl Talk

(from the perspective of the writer and his conversations with women; he placed himself in their shoes; may contain offensive language) A girl can only get her heart broken so many times before it becomes rubble. I propose to be this eloquent cool, but not too cool, hot but not too hot, sassy but not … Read more

Career Transition

One day you wake up and you are out of a job. You have a few choices. You can cover your head with a blanket and hide, which you are entitled to do. You can hop on the computer, start updating your resume, and look for something in the same field. Or, you can walk … Read more

The Return

Where one sees dust, another sees creation I, too, will disappear into the endless sea And become another star in the constellations Only our love will echo through the tides of time, and that, only as faint whispers in the memory of song, each note dropping embers into the souls of all that are tied … Read more

Life Can Change In An Instant

When you wake up in the morning, you never know what life may hold for you. I remember one morning when my girls were in elementary school, the news was on while we were getting ready for the day, and the anchors were talking about car accidents. I remember thinking, “I wonder how people would … Read more

Reflection

As I’ve grown older, I’ve started to live my life more peacefully. Granted, 38 is not old but it’s old enough to know better. The need for violence, the need to have my views, my ways, my opinions voiced loudly or aggressively and made to be a higher priority than others—this way of thinking has … Read more