Writing

How to Make a Rainbow Out Of Motherly Love

How to Make a Rainbow Out Of Motherly Love

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” -Maya Angelou My daughter loves rainbows, so I want be forever arching with colors for her. She doesn’t yet know that rainbows are more...

Is Passionate Love Worth Your Sanity?

Is Passionate Love Worth Your Sanity?

I’ve been reading through my old writings, you know all the ones about passionate love and passionate love lost. They made me slightly famous, after all, back in the day. I wrote these essays and poems as a single woman living in San Francisco, passionately seeking...

Stop Being An Angelic People Pleaser

Stop Being An Angelic People Pleaser

I’m reading the book, The Girl with the Louding Voice. It’s about a young Nigerian girl who longs for education so she can find her voice to stand up for herself. She stops being a people pleaser so that she can please herself. Unlike the protagonist in the story, I...

What Should Your Legacy Be?

What Should Your Legacy Be?

My friend Carrie had escaped cancer. (hurrah!)  However during the surgery and wait to find out if the mass was malignant or benign there was time, too much time, to think. Legacy. Purpose. Love.   All the things we question when we face our own inevitable mortality....

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