I grasped the candle’s end. My makeshift paper plate holder was awkward and made it impossible to see the burning end. Inside my ear canal, the crackle and pop of the candle spiraled through the end of the candle. It sounded like a fireplace. Instructions on the box stated that the sound of the lit ankle would elicit a calming sensation, that the soothing sound of the crackling candle would soothe the soul. I tried focusing on the zen of it all…but all that was being elicited were images of my face catching a random flame and subsequently losing a precious eyebrow. Continue reading Why I Don’t Ear Candle…Anymore
My social media feed is terrifying me today. Actually, it’s not the news stations that are causing the fright…it’s our world. … Continue reading More Questions than Answers
The world is unfair. These words have been said to me several times since I was a child, and demanded … Continue reading Fair Education for All, Also Applies to My Child
Before you read the rest of this post, here is what I want you to know.
I love my Dad. Continue reading Making Amends
I honestly can’t remember what I said to my best friend when my husband died. I assume it was a … Continue reading What Turns a Friend into a ‘Chosen Sister’?
Moms are at times so insane because we are responsible for keeping another person alive! We become Mama Bears, or Helicopter Parents or Dragon Mothers because we have to. And it doesn’t matter if you’ve spent 9 months growing this person inside your body, or if you adopted, or had a surrogate, or whatever the case may be. The minute you become MOM, shit changes. Continue reading Panic at the Disco.
Your hugs are my favorite. I’m constantly amazed at how strong your one ‘good’ arm is. It’s like being in … Continue reading A Stranger Tells the Truth.