Once upon a time, I was married. When I mention this in real life, people often gape at me in shock. “How old are you?” they ask, disbelieving, quickly followed by, “How young were you when you got married?” Some could say my entire marriage was a gamble, which makes this story particularly ironic. If … More Anniversary Roulette
I love long drives. Something about the open road is tremendously appealing to me, so on Friday when I left for a little mountain town about 2 hours away, I was ecstatic. Freedom was in my grasp! On the way to this town, there is a huge valley. The highway through it is long and … More Let Off With a Warning
I wrote awhile back on how full my life was. I’ve had some friends caution me in the past 2 weeks about taking care of myself. I even thought I was fine, just doing life. Well. I was wrong. (Surprise!) I got to this weekend and I have been totally wiped out. Not a little, … More Okay. I overdid it.
It’s been a long week at work. I’ve been training for a new position that I got promoted to, and my brain is dry of any creativity. I’ve been trying to think up posts all week and have gotten nowhere. Until…my lovely friend Aussa suggested I write about travel locations. Thank God. This is one … More Laurie’s List of Dream Travel Locations – Part One
Recently, I got involved with spoken word poetry. Now, I’ve been a poet since I was 15. I spin words like a grandma spins yarns for knitting blankets, sweaters, and baby booties. Some of you have picked up on my poetic ways through various posts. However, spoken word is a whole new experience to me. … More Spoken Word Poetry – My Messy Beautiful
(My twin sister loved this painting.) I miss my twin. I’ve missed her like hot, searing fire lately… right down to the bone. My skin melting off, charred ash… and the bones still ache, and the ash still smokes from the ground, sending up aching like incense to the sky. These times come without warning, … More Late Have I Loved You – 100th post