One Day When I Was Lost Excerpt

Malcolm: The Constitution gives you the right, as a white man, to have a rifle in your home. The Constitution gives you the right to protect yourself. Why is it "ominous" when black people even talk of having rifles? Why don't we have the right to self-defense? Is it because maybe you know we're going … Continue reading One Day When I Was Lost Excerpt

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Welcome to My Lazy Sunday

Today we had the laziest of Sundays. I temporarily deleted all my social apps, walked for several hours with my toddler, read, made PB&J and other finger snacks and ordered out for dinner. You'll find bullet-points (a-la-footnotes, like this) as you continue reading. I knew from early that I wouldn't be doing much today, but … Continue reading Welcome to My Lazy Sunday

When The Planets Align

There's a moon, Mars and Venus configuration going on in the skies this week. If you look up near the moon, you'll find a super bright star—Venus. But then, when you move a bit closer to the moon with a smaller, orange glow you'll find Mars. I have a tendency to look up as often … Continue reading When The Planets Align

A Mom More Than Anything

I was part of an all-female, girl-power podcast early a few weeks ago. The topic – of course, because it's me – was parenting. The hosts of the show were all young women, none mothers and then the real invitee (who brought me along) was a new mom to a 9-month-old boy. HEAR PODCAST HERE: … Continue reading A Mom More Than Anything

Dog-Eared Books, Highlights and More

I write in my books. It's what I did in college to survive, quite honestly, and I never stopped since. I highlighted, took notes on the side and post-it notes. Did everything possible to engage and have a personal connection to the book. It's the close I'll be to really interacting with the authors (some now long gone, of … Continue reading Dog-Eared Books, Highlights and More

#NaNoWriMo Warmups

I was debating whether to try #NaNoWriMo this year or not, but honestly, if you're writing anyway (like me), why not join the energy that's already flowing from this annual event. Plus, it's free and also – I just learned recently – has branched out become a real nonprofit thing with programs for young writers, … Continue reading #NaNoWriMo Warmups

Between Worlds on Halloween

I tend to get nostalgic around this time of the year. While everyone is celebrating, buying and eating candy, or coming up with great costume ideas and events, I'm simply waiting. They say Halloween is the time of year when the dead is allowed to roam until winter sets in, visiting loved ones. It's considered … Continue reading Between Worlds on Halloween