Oh my tarnished heart Do you remember when you were shiny and new? Before the reality of life set in When nature was all you saw and you believed in kindness Before tv and pollution contaminated everything good When you were just perfect for being you Before they told you what you needed to be … Continue reading Tarnished
Did I hear that right? I asked myself. Doves? No, I must have misunderstood what he was saying. Wait. He did say it. Doves. He said doves. He, being a right wing conservative, spewing opinions into the atmosphere, infused with hatred and insecurities. The rage is so palpable, I can taste it. A toxic … Continue reading 28 Doves and a Beer
Living in the moment is a very lovely sentiment. There's a lot to be said for being present. However, it never hurts to plan ahead. A bit of strategic thinking is often a wise idea. Otherwise, it can easily happen that you wind up facing retirement at warp speed, without an exit plan. Visions of … Continue reading Exit Plan
Fire in my heart, fire in my soul. The fire might go dim, damp, or diminish, but the embers glow. Embers stoked with love and hope, never hate or fear. From these embers, a spark can fly. From that spark, a flame can rise. From that flame, a firestorm. I'm burning up inside. via Daily … Continue reading Flames
Today is November 8, 2016. Election Day. I haven't been sleeping well for weeks. Tossing and turning, I feel the negativity spinning out of control. Trump has brought to the surface everything ugly about this country. Angry racists, bigots and misogynists.....to all of these, he has given license to hate. "Make America Great Again"...should really be … Continue reading Bad Vibrations
Ever since he could remember, women had fawned over him. He was a real head turner, and he knew it. The ladies loved him, and he loved them back. Again, and again. And, again. Years passed. He fancied himself a player for life. Love 'em, and leave 'em was his motto. Even if it meant … Continue reading Trader Joe’s Gigolo
Philadelphia. Circa 1989. Mid-January. Massive mounds of filthy, encrusted snow lined the slick streets. The air was numbingly cold. Valerie wished she had worn an extra pair of socks. Her feet were starting to feel the burn of the cold by now. Heading into the frigid wind, she pushed her thick scarf up over her … Continue reading Winter Wanderland
Rene had just turned 18, and was living on her own in Boston sharing a grimy one bedroom apartment with a mentally unstable roommate, but that's another story altogether. It was the early 80’s, and although some people might have been benefiting from Reaganomics, Rene and her friends were definitely on the other end of … Continue reading Calzones
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It was a sweltering summer afternoon, deep in the San Fernando Valley. Shauna stopped at the light, looking in the mirror to check her makeup. She swiftly applied some more lip-gloss and pulled her oversized sunglasses down to cover her heavily made up eyes. The traffic light turned green, and she continued north along the … Continue reading Taco Bell Two Hundred
When she described him as a “Flat Stanley”, she referred to him as a cardboard cutout kind of a guy. Two dimensional, and quite predictable. Basically an unequivocal bore. Which, actually does fit within the Urban Dictionary definition. Flat Stanley - One who lacks size in the boob/butt region, and therefore appears paper-thin from a side … Continue reading Flat Stanley
Everyone has one. No, not the one who got away. The one we wish we never met. The one we love to hate and hate to love. Until the spell breaks. And it all turns to dust. Amen.
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Christmas 2015. Another holiday season in full swing. This year I found myself alone in LA on a shoestring budget. A recent catastrophic breakup had left me in a bad way, both emotionally & financially. Operating on autopilot, I felt I had hit an all time low. A last minute call to cater a private … Continue reading Dirty Mattress
Cloaked in mystery, the orchid mantis sits. Still, so still. She waits. Patience is her virtue. She is beautiful, yet discreet. Barely visible. Behind her camouflage she hides. She's become what she needs to be in order to survive. She is a small miracle, yet a machine. She operates in stealth mode. Cloaked in her … Continue reading Cloaked in Mystery
Paris, 1921. After midnight. An icy bone chilling rain fell relentlessly. Her soaked satin dress clung to her skin as she ran as fast as she could. Tearing around a corner, down a dark slippery alley, her heel got caught in a cobblestone twisting her ankle. She had taken the turn too fast. Sliding down … Continue reading Little Genie
Feathers of light and dark blend, separate and reconnect once again. Without light, there could be no shadow. Without sun, no moon. No longer embattled, I am embracing it all.
A brush with destiny...Is it destiny? We are each born unique individuals, which in itself is an absolute miracle. We share DNA with family members, but none of us is the same as another human being. Not now, not ever before, and never again will there be another you. Think about it. Incredible. Even with … Continue reading A Brush with Destiny