Category Archives: family

A Good Talk


You said, “I have something I was thinking about telling you, but I wish I knew how you’ll take it.” Your truth wasn’t something I had to “take”. I love you, actual you, real you, all of you. Knowing more of … Continue reading

Posted in awareness, celebration, erasure, family, friends, joy, LGBTQ, LGBTQI, love, National Coming Out Day, poem, Uncategorized, wandering | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

For my father-in-law, Downer


Mostly, I have written here about writing. But sometimes,  in a life of writing, things happen and then there is no way forward but through. Downer, I wrote this for you a long time ago.  Now I imagine I read it to you … Continue reading

Posted in family, Grief, grieving, loss, love, memories, nature, parenting, poem, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

April Throwback Thursday: A Storybook


Of all the lame social media/facebook trends out there to which I wish I wouldn’t succumb (“What Avengers Character are you? Let’s Play!”), I admit there is one I actually like and even value. Throwback Thursdays have given me the … Continue reading

Posted in art, artist, awareness, bears, children's literature, creative process, creativity, family, imagery, memories, motherhood, painting, parenting, stories, storybook, Throwback Thursday, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Things I Can Say about Spock, an Ex-Academic, and Power Now that They’ve All Bumped into Each Other in My Head


Of course it is sad, I am sad, to know that Leonard Nimoy is gone. With unashamed sentiment, I have read some lovely eulogies, tributes that address fully what a fan should say about the man and his body of … Continue reading

Posted in Advice, bad advice, creative process, creative writing, Encouragement, family, Helen, MFA, opinions, self-doubt, writers, writing, writing community | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Helen


I spent last night laughing out loud with my sister about the holes in the kitchen wall of the house where they all lived years before I was born. My sisters, early acclimated to tornado weather and our parents’ fights, used … Continue reading

Posted in creative process, creative writing, creativity, family, Helen, journey, memories, mothers, stories, Texas, writing | 1 Comment