Roll Tide

Ten years ago I had no idea what “Roll Tide” means in modern American culture. Now it’s a part of my life. The expression–its history and even Bear Bryant’s life story; someday I might even make it to a Bama game. If blogging has done nothing else for me it has introduced me to America–all […]

And the years keep coming

I tell myself I’m a good writer with much to say. I used to believe this. I find myself wordless because I don’t have an empty nest nor even a nest to empty. I don’t have a husband to call “the hubs” or something equally putrid. I’m not widowed. I’ve been divorced so long cobwebs […]


I wish I could talk about how suicide changes an extended family forever. I wish I could talk about how the stigma of not being able to talk about it makes the kids, who haven’t been told, a lot different than they were. They see their parents and adult relatives huddled together talking about god […]

The Journey Goes On And On And….

This was the first post I ever wrote back in August 2004. I barely knew what a blog was then. I was to learn. Blogging platforms weren’t what they are now. For tech-challenged people like me it was hell. But blogging was heaven. Except that it began to take all my time after I found an […]

Finally almost enamored with me, almost

I met one of my best friends, 22 years ago, at a birthday party for a two year old, my goddaughter/honorary niece, Little Luce. I stopped to make faces at the infant in Kendall’s lap; Kendall and I began talking, and talked our way through the party. She’s a punk princess; I was a hippie […]

The Week of Myrtle Beach’s Shame

I live in North Myrtle Beach and was going to stay silent on the three murders and seven shootings in Myrtle Beach during Memorial Day Weekend known here as Black Bike Week—officially known as Atlantic Beach Bike Week. I was going to stay silent as I have only lived here for five years. I’m a […]

The Why We Blog Tour: Seeking Truth

Recently I joined a wonderful organization called The Women of Midlife Boulevard where some amazing women share parts of their very full lives. I edited this so much I very accidentally took out my thanks to Elizabeth Flora Rosa for her very interesting intro in her post (past participants on the bottom of the post!) The next […]

The Day My Mother Became Sheriff of Dodge

April, 1973 I was 22, separated, going to NYU full-time, working part-time,  doing volunteer work, living on Long Island with friends, and staying at my parents house for spring break. My friend, Lanie, a high school teacher, picked me up, at 8:30 AM as  we were going to the dentist in Garden City. We went […]

A New Yorker realizes she did something amazing.

I didn’t think my move from the center of Manhattan to a very small coastal city in South Carolina was incredible until I realized how hard it is to completely shake up your life, alone, in your 50’s. I will read The New York Times forever. Do I like The Times? Sometimes I love it; sometimes […]

The only disability in life is a bad attitude–oh really

Ray Romano’s performance on Parenthood was amazing. He plays an adult who accidentally discovers he’s on the autism spectrum. As he learns he struggles in therapy. He’s not the person he thought he was. He made a big mistake in his relationship with Sarah. He assumed she understood something she couldn’t have and was very […]

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