A Few Sounds Later

Her notes struck the incessant thoughts from my brain. Each punch on the keys left me thinking only of the beauty the world had to offer, the drops of rain hitting the pool, the light touch of a butterfly. I know when I’ve lost our fights because my daughter looks away from me, sits, andContinue reading “A Few Sounds Later”

Hurricane Isaac Meet Hurricane Grandma

My Great Grandma stood, hands on hips, staring out the sliding-glass door as the rain pelted the concrete. “What we need is a hurricane,” she said, her gray, cropped, curly hair making her look wise and crazy, which is exactly what I thought when I first heard her words. But that wasn’t even the crazyContinue reading “Hurricane Isaac Meet Hurricane Grandma”

Akin’s ‘problem’ part of a GOP pattern – Leonard Pitts Jr. – MiamiHerald.com

Akin’s ‘problem’ part of a GOP pattern – Leonard Pitts Jr. – MiamiHerald.com. Political parties always have strange agendas that don’t make sense to us, the voters. This particular comment, remark, announcement, opinion, call it what you want, severs the idea of debate and open dialogue. This isn’t just ignorance at its worst. This isContinue reading “Akin’s ‘problem’ part of a GOP pattern – Leonard Pitts Jr. – MiamiHerald.com”

Back to School, Back to Bullies

Back to school bullies conjure up all sorts of images. I still remember my first beating, girl-style. I still cringe when near a school cafeteria–that loud clatter of trays, sharp voices stinging my ears, and the mean girls. The Art of Punching with Words You remember don’t you? She walks up to you in theContinue reading “Back to School, Back to Bullies”