So much life!

I’m having a hard time finding balance in my life, but I’m taking steps to improve this. While I’ve been living in the suburbs for the last couple of years, I’ve found myself artistically stifled. Looking back at my site, I didn’t realize how long it had been since I’ve posted. I’m ditching the burbsContinue reading “So much life!”

A new year and a year in review…

I know I’ve written about this before, but I’m still so surprised by how much where I live feeds, and squelches, my creativity. While I don’t make resolutions, I am going to make a significantly greater effort in the new year, despite living in the boring suburbs, to live more creatively. I’m going to pickContinue reading “A new year and a year in review…”

The things that stick in our head

My father had a way about him. He wasn’t always the nicest guy, but I know he loved me. He had a sarcastic sense of humor. I can’t tell you how many birthday cards I gave him with a picture of a little kid picking their nose that said I picked this one just forContinue reading “The things that stick in our head”

Morning musings: choosing sides

Having been through a divorce and various breakups, my own and friend’s, I know that we choose sides. I’ve chosen sides. I’ve had people choose for and against me. It’s human nature, but it doesn’t mean it doesn’t suck. Sometimes the friend is yours from start and that’s the natural position, to leave with whatContinue reading “Morning musings: choosing sides”

What defines you?

In college I studied English and art; the things that made me happy.  I am still the English and art major at heart.  It is still the written word that brings me joy.  The use of language to tell a story and transport you to another place.   A splash of color, a glistening dewdrop,Continue reading “What defines you?”

Toast Tuesday: New Orleans style Barbeque Shrimp

When I was a kid, my favorite foods were mac and cheese and shrimp scampi. The first time I was served scampi with the heads on, I didn’t eat shrimp for a year. I was a little horrified Fast forward a few years and a trip to New Orleans. We went to Pascal Manale’s, homeContinue reading “Toast Tuesday: New Orleans style Barbeque Shrimp”

Toast Tuesday: Celebrate Life

In my ongoing quest to do something new each week, I was presented with an opportunity to do something to help a friend and many others.  I have just contributed to my first Go Fund Me and I hope you will as well. This from my friends Valerie & Kathryn: As many of you know,Continue reading “Toast Tuesday: Celebrate Life”