Music Makes Me…

Like so much of my writing, this blog will begin with: "I read this post on Facebook." It was from the New York Times and it asked.... "5 minutes that will make you love classical music."  The gist was, what five minute section of a classical song would you play for someone to make them … Continue reading Music Makes Me…

Worse Than Karaoke

Last night I did the scariest thing in the world.  I told a story at a "Story Slam!"  It was really full and the lights were really bright and my legs were shaking really bad.  It was  really crazy! The theme was, "Where there is smoke there is fire."  I didn't even know the theme … Continue reading Worse Than Karaoke

Teacups, A Poem

Home sick today, with an extremely bad cold,  I have been drinking copious amounts of coffee and tea  (and water, yes I know it is good for me!). With Kleenex in hand, and in my pajamas,  I immersed myself in writing and I came across one of the *very first* blog posts I wrote called … Continue reading Teacups, A Poem

For a Good Nights Sleep

The official countdown is on. In one week we will be sleeping in our new home.  It is exciting and frightening at the same time.  I have not slept the last three nights, thoughts such as "Should we plaster and touch up all the nail holes?" To "Did I make arrangements for the dog during … Continue reading For a Good Nights Sleep

For My Sister

It is strange how grief will sneak in and get you.  Someone sent me a picture of the four  us when we little, little kids. Playing and jovial. Big smiles and happy faces. And there she was, and I just was stunned by her memory.  Memories burbled quickly to the surface. She has been gone … Continue reading For My Sister

Birthday Gifts

It's my birthday!  Last night as I drifted off to sleep I tried to remember birthdays from my past.  From when I was a kid and others.  And it was hard. When I was kid, birthdays were simply not a big deal.  Yes.  There was cake, my Mother always baked a cake, but there was … Continue reading Birthday Gifts

Good Will Stories

Story Number One: Hot Rollers I got rid of my hot hair rollers.  The ones that made beautiful bouncy Farrah Fawcett style curls.  The ones I used in the seventies... Then later in the eighties for "big hair."  Even early in my teaching career I used them. So I took these hot rollers to Good … Continue reading Good Will Stories

Highway

The prompt is "Highway" and my thought went S T R A I G H T to this song.  1979.  I am a senior in high school.  My best friends older brother works at a music store.  He has his cassette tapes in a locked case.  We pick the lock and rock out to AC/DC's … Continue reading Highway

No, She Doesn’t Have a Name

"What's her name?" People ask when they meet my cat. "Ummm...." We stammer a little, does it make us bad owners that we don't have a name for her?  "Kitty, her name is Kitty."  Which isn't entirely the truth.  When my daughter was much younger she named her the same name as her friend who … Continue reading No, She Doesn’t Have a Name

Linger

This song.  Talk about the soundtrack of my life... I was seriously obsessed with it in the nineties... pretty much anything by the Cranberries, such a big fan.  But this song in particular became a part of who I am, that and Zombie. Why?  You can just feel the angst and the Irish in her … Continue reading Linger