Blogging the Grief (#poem)

Tropical air breathing Lifts me when I'm grieving The death certificate arriving Reminds me I'm alive and thriving Those around me ignoring Dismissing me like that floors me I was here before them Who I am is without shame Their secrets they hide Until the day they died They dumped on me Instead of taking … Continue reading Blogging the Grief (#poem)

Beyond the Sea: Playlist Tribute to My Father

It's been a rough month and a month of celebration at the same time. Besides losing Skipper, our 18-year-old cat who was more son than pet, my father passed away this week, exactly two weeks after Skipper. Some of you know the story. After I met him as an adult, I wrote about it in … Continue reading Beyond the Sea: Playlist Tribute to My Father

“All My Kids Play the Drums”

"All my kids play the drums," my father said during the early days of discovery after we made our first adult contact. (My father was serving in the Naval Air Force overseas when I was born and before he returned home, my mother had broken up with him via a "Dear John" letter and  married … Continue reading “All My Kids Play the Drums”

Rockin’ Like Joan Jett

I don't know what made me do it, maybe it was listening to the fabulous music on the Music City reality TV show, or maybe it was the rejection email for "She's Not That Good" proposal, which was a relief because I totally wanted to take the story a different direction, but I started thinking … Continue reading Rockin’ Like Joan Jett