Falling Half in Love with Strangers

Sigh…you gotta love great storytelling.

When Do I Get The Manual?


I love being able to express myself in writing.

It feels more accurate somehow than speaking words. Talking for me can sometimes feel like playing tennis with a colander; I mean, it’s possible, I can do it, but it’s not ideal. The ball goes over the net, but just about. It goes where I want it to go… more or less. I can’t be sure it’ll hit it’s mark, but I can hope. Later, I’ll go home and think about how I could have done it some other, better way.

Writing is different.

Writing is a tennis racket. When I’m writing, I have the time to think about what I’m trying to say, and then mentally flip through millions of words looking for the one that slots into my sentence like that Tetris block you’ve been waiting five minutes for; the one that gives you a combo and wipes the…

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The Importance of Maintaining Your Relationships

If no one ever told you how important it is to maintain your relationships, then I'll take this opportunity to do it. Maintain your damn relationships. Think about it like this: If you ever owned a vehicle, you know the importance of upkeep. You have to get oil changes, new tires, keep it gassed, buy … Continue reading The Importance of Maintaining Your Relationships

When Marriage is a Lie: Playing Your Role

You know what really grinds my gears? When a person gets so comfortable in a role they forget they actually have to be that role. Like a wife. Or a husband. Both sides are guilty of this, for sure, but since I've seen more than a few wives forget their role over the last couple … Continue reading When Marriage is a Lie: Playing Your Role


Single Ladies: Advice from the Relationship Challenged

I don't keep it a secret that I'm single and have been for a while. But I love to talk about relationships, romantic and otherwise. I've always been curious as to how people interact with each other. Always been an observer. So when I get into heated debates online about why single people should not … Continue reading Single Ladies: Advice from the Relationship Challenged


A Personal Look at Insecurity

So you love him, but you don't trust him? You'll share your body with him, but you won't let him into your innermost thoughts? You say he's different from the rest, and yet you still compare him to every man who's hurt you? How does that work? I know the first few lines insinuated that it's women … Continue reading A Personal Look at Insecurity


Letting Go of Baggage

The past is the past, right? It can't be changed, though it can be recollected. Memories are all we have to link us to our history outside of whatever physical consequences we managed to carry into the present. Tangible or not, it doesn't matter. A past is something we share with everyone and no one. So, why keep … Continue reading Letting Go of Baggage


The Power of Submission

When I was a little girl, I remember seeing my mom working in the kitchen almost every night putting together a meal for my then stepfather. She'd cook, fix his plate first, then mine and my brothers, and finally hers. Anything he needed, she got up and got. When it was over, he retired to...wherever. … Continue reading The Power of Submission


The Plight of the “Good Man”

Sometimes I can't help but to sit back and observe the world as it passes by. I keep my head down and my eyes open. So suffice it to say that I notice a lot of... stuff. Let's get the obvious out of the way first. From the title you can probably guess that I … Continue reading The Plight of the “Good Man”


Faithful & Fickle

Everyone endures some type of hardship in life, whether it's financial, health related, family, employment, a lack of toilet paper, something. I've had my share. But one thing I try to keep in the forefront of my mind is that every cloud has a silver lining. Yes, that is a generic cliche that probably doesn't … Continue reading Faithful & Fickle


The Painful Truth About Loyalty

Ask a hundred random people what they consider to be the top three qualities of their ideal BFF or mate and I guarantee you the "L" word will be mentioned by 99 of them. And by "L" word, I don't mean "love." That's probably asking for too much anyway. No, loyalty is the word we're … Continue reading The Painful Truth About Loyalty