Welcome to my "virtual front porch," y'all.
Another hiatus happened (oops). I've been sorting through some of those pesky life questions and am still uncertain as to where this blog is going. (That's OK for now.) Years ago, someone hit me squarely between the eyes with a few simple words -- words that were echoed not long ago by someone else, who … Continue reading Use Your Magic
The first letter I ever wrote (and mailed) was two lines of pencil scrawls on one of those gray papers with red and blue lines on it, the kind for children just learning to write. I think it consisted of, "Hi. How are you? I am fine. Love you, bye," and I was the proudest … Continue reading The Last Letter
I live in a fairly arid area that does terrible things to my hair and skin (I clearly was not meant to live here, heh). My hair is frizzy anyway, but this environment makes it worse, so I've learned to put both a thick leave-in conditioner and a certain amount of oil in it after … Continue reading How’s Your Straw?
Another BTVS quote (bonus points if you know which episode it was): Willow: It does appear to be mocking you with its eye holes. Oz: And yet its nose hole seems sad and full of self-loathing. Some days, this empty space seems to be mocking me. I haven't figured out what direction this blog might … Continue reading It Does Seem to be Mocking You
Let's say that something less than ideal is happening (or just happened) in your life. "Look at the silver lining!" they say. It's not terrible advice, you know. But sometimes, it's really hard to see a silver lining. Sometimes we just have to paint our own. (And I'm not talking about the super-serious life events … Continue reading Paint Your Own Silver Linings