Essays Writing

Something Darker

Every so often it’s necessary to put on something sexier than usual — a pair of heels that pinch your toes but transform your legs into dangerous weapons. This post is not about fashion. I was simply making a point about how it feels to be a writer with a closet full of words, colorful …

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A Tribute to Grandma

I woke up around 4 a.m., frazzled and feeling the darkness like a strange web. I dreamed of her— her lips were glossy and red as always and I thought how they looked like the candy apples a coworker just made for Halloween. For a few moments, I thought she was still with us. I’d …

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Breast cancer
Essays

Remember This Truth About Beauty

As a journalist, I spent the last few weeks interviewing women who lost their hair and their breasts as they fought for their lives, battling the beast that attacks 1 in 8 women in America — breast cancer.  We shed tears. “I woke up healthy one day and went to bed terminally ill,” one woman said. …

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Writing Memoir
Essays Writing

Writing Memoir

Why write? I am halfway through my memoir, a collection of essays that is leading me down the dusty roads of my past, barefooted so I can feel my feet sink into the memories. I want to write about the good times — trips to the park with my sons when the cool air made …

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Essays

This is How We Feel The Road

It is a warm afternoon, a lazy Saturday in which we attempt to see the world beyond reruns of Fast and Loud, or my choice: Fixer Upper. These shows always leave us wanting things we do not really need — more horsepower, more square footage. But we have enough and the forecast looks good, so …

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