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From the Outside Looking In – When Someone I Loved Was in Prison

He is my “brother.” Or, to put it more aptly, my “street brother.” Even more accurately, he was my drug dealer. When my then-fiance went to jail, he took care of me by making me his full-time driver. Shortly before my man “B” went...

xoxo

It’s only a matter of time before it happens. It might be in a tweet. Or an email to one of the kids’ teachers. Or at the end of a post. Or in a comment on another writer’s blog. Or in a memo to parents. Or in a letter note to the pastor Most likely it will be in a...

Sometimes, It Hurts More Than It Should

I’m lonely. I’m really lonely. Yet I’m married, have four amazing kids and a dog. Yet, I am so lonely that it sometimes feels like my chest will explode. I used to have friends.  I used to be the life of the party.  I was always the one that did the crazy stunts or...

Hide The Remotes

I was never going to write on here. I was going to comment and offer support… but I was never going to write about how I felt. “It’ll go away later,” I’d tell myself. “There worse things out there in life than feeling down every now and then.” “Everyone gets...