I am Steel

If I can’t write, if I don’t have words, then I don’t know who I am anymore. Nicole Cody Hey, Lovelies.It was a rough day, yesterday. And like on so may other rough days, I cried in the shower, and as I cried words came. When I got out of the shower I hurried to […]

Advice I Wish I Could Have Given My Young Self And Her Friends

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” ~ Confucious An old school friend of mine passed away. Over the years we’ve lost others; to suicide, accident, misadventure and illness. But this is the first of […]

Last One Standing

“Each young person is a poet of sorts, trying to sort out the poetics of their inner life and its relation to the great world around it. Each elder is a philosopher of sorts, trying to sort out the meanings and gleanings of a life as well as the necessary implications of the presence of […]

Remembering Tropical Pie

“Sometimes you have to travel back in time, skirting the obstacles, in order to love someone.” ~ Frances Mayes, Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir   When I was a kid, growing up in the seventies, there was this pie Mum used to make. ‘Tropical Pie’ it was called, if memory serves me correctly. I loved […]

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