This poem was written in the summer of 2000. It is sort of anti-love poem. Once I once was in love Not that I no longer am It's that he is not And frankly never was Caught in a whirlwind And blinded by emotion I longed for someone To care for and to love But… Continue reading A Poem – Week Eighteen
I usually rotate my wardrobe twice a year (winter to spring and summer to autumn). I look forward to this because I am usually tired of most of my clothes by the time a season ends. I used to donate the clothes I knew I didn’t want, put the off-season clothes I was keeping in… Continue reading How I prepare my wardrobe for the new season
Image Credit: Amazon.com Clueless is one of my all-time favorite movies. When I was a teenager, I used to watch Clueless every third weekend. The other two movies constantly in rotation were Waiting to Exhale and Bad Boys. There's so much to love about this movie. It captured the vernacular of teenagers at the time perfectly. For those that… Continue reading #Flashback Friday – Clueless
I tried to write a poem for the first time in a very long time. I feel very rusty at it. I'm not going to judge it or make excuses for it. As people say, "it is what it is." You Can Break My Heart You can break my heart And leave me adrift… Continue reading New Poem
As an aficionado of R&B music in the 1990's, I was a fan of Missy Elliott before most people knew who she was. She was a member of the singing group, Sista, who promised to be the female answer to Jodeci. In 1994, their single "Brand New" was released and I played that song so… Continue reading My #WCW – Missy Elliott
I've been struggling to write this post. I've arranged and rearranged the words in my head but cannot seem to find the ones worthy of this phenomenal woman. My introduction to Toni Morrison was during the summer after 7th grade, which was the summer I pretty much spent on the front porch reading. I read… Continue reading Toni Morrison
I have food allergies, so I have to make a lot of my favorite foods from scratch. I don't have the patience to make "real" lasagna, so I found ideas from a few recipes online the first time I made skillet lasagna. The next two times I made it, I just winged it. This recipe… Continue reading Recipe: Skillet Lasagna
Self-care doesn't have to be expensive or time consuming. In fact, it can be free or use what you already have. Here's 10 suggestions on how to celebrate International Self-Care Day (or if you read this later, have self-care any day). Watch an episode of your favorite show or read a chapter (or two) from… Continue reading Self-Care Wednesday? Happy International Self-Care Day!