miracles – the dø

your scent your hand your laugh your kiss your loss reached inside, gutted stripping my skin empty naked alive, human, is this it? is this it? Advertisements

calming the chaos

“We can’t cross our arms and wait for the water to become the perfect temperature before we learn to swim.” My move back “home” to Louisiana has been chaotic, to say the least. TONS of new responsibilities landed in my lap with a new crisis arising at least once a week. From learning how to…

Constantly Creating/Re-Creating

Here. Now. The soil, the herbs, grounding me. The Spanish chocolate, the pool, transporting my senses to the place I really call home, sometimes. The gecko limerickly welcoming us to what’s rightfully his, and forever will be after we’re gone. And now this, a weekend retreat with the ladies, the art, the laughter, the wine…

Spring Cleaning

wading through the daily shittiness, it’s nice to find beauty in the little things. even when that means encountering photos of superb short haircuts when i’m trying to grow out my thin, wavy hair. le sigh.

Today’s Theme? – ESCAPE!

“Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.” ― Anaïs Nin, Incest: From a Journal of Love “Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can…

Thank you, Mama

I’m a wanderer. Born and mostly raised in Louisiana, I have lived in and/or traveled to Seattle, Florida, New York (both upstate and the city), Vancouver, Montreal, London, Paris, Barcelona, Southeast Asia, Greece, and Dublin, to name a few. In my eyes, I am one of the fortunate ones … to know what it’s like…

Paris is Burning!!!!

Nooooooo, this can’t be happening!!! I’ve lived in and continue to dream of living in Paris. So please stop ruining this beautiful city/country and stomping on my dreams of returning to the Paris, France I know and love. The markets, the sidewalk cafés, the specialty stores for everything (you name it) and even the angst…

WTF is Wrong with People?!

Dozens of Armed Gun Advocates Protest Gun-Control Moms in Restaurant Parking Lot – via Grub Street I’m absolutely speechless. Are your senseless guns really that important? Though this pretty much fits with an overheard conversation yesterday re: the “freak” Obama and the “crack-addict” mayor of New Jersey, Bill Christie. People, if you’re going to spread…

R.I.P. Beautiful Editta – Duchess of Carnegie Hall

Charlie Trotter? Now Editta Sherman? Sad. Sad. Sad. “Editta Sherman’s vibrant sparkling life faded from this earth on November 1st, All Saints Day. She is at peace now and she is clothed in her ballerina dress with her diamond shoes dancing her way home to our hearts.”

Interesting – “Has Society Become a Madhouse?” – Mike Bartos

Parallels Between Mental Institutions & ‘Normal Life’ Keep Adding Up, Says Former State Hospital Doctor   “Insane” has a clear meaning when we can look at it next to “sane” in the real world. Unfortunately, that has become more and more difficult to do, says Mike Bartos, former chief of staff at a state psychiatric…