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Those Voices in Your Head

We all talk to ourselves and we all talk back, in our head. We reason with ourselves, we pep talk ourselves and sadly we also demean ourselves from time to … Continue reading

October 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

What Does Nostalgia Taste Like?

We all had our favorite candy as kids, but the thing about growing-up is not everything sticks around as long as we do, including our favorite sweets. I guess that’s why they … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Speaking of Amy Winehouse…

If you are a regular reader, then you already know music [only and after writing] is like, my thing…? Right? Yesterday, I participated in the WordPress “DailyPrompt” in which I dropped a … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Leaving My Mark

We all struggle with our own relevance in a sea of humanity that buries us in the relevance of something or someone else. We frantically and figuratively wave our hands; … Continue reading

February 16, 2014 · 12 Comments

A Really Weird Birthday Party

When I was nearly 17-years-old, I moved from my Dad’s in CA back to my Mom’s place. She had just relocated from Colorado to Arizona and was managing a restaurant … Continue reading

February 8, 2014 · 6 Comments

Various Stages…of Madness

I heard a great song today and wanted to share it with you. It is by a band called, “Great Lake Swimmers” and the song is called, “Various Stages”. I … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

New Images of Old Feelings

Sometimes you have to go to the very places that break your heart in order to heal it…it doesn’t always work, but spending time in a place that once meant … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Secret Places and the “Night Train”

I am not the biggest country music fan in the world. I don’t hate it, but it’s iffy as to which songs I like, which I tolerate and which I … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Prisoner of Promise

My eyes, a prisoner of my promise to you Cannot convey the wonder and mystery the intensity of which I am certain you too are feeling. My hands, a prisoner … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · 4 Comments

Why I Can’t Say Goodbye

I have tried so many times over the years to say, “goodbye” to you. I can’t… The word “goodbye” is gut-wrenching in its finality. “Please don’t close your eyes….I don’t … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · 3 Comments

Held Together by Stars

Tenuous threads across miles and years holding too tight to the laughter and tears. Each memory each moment of ours are fragile bits held together by stars.

December 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

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