Didn’t Yesterday say you couldn’t yet you did?

So there we were living our happily ever after when our communication kept getting interrupted. The signal was poor. Eventually our conversations were curt and stilted—we probably secretly blamed each other for the poor signal. Turns out we were both wrong. (As far as doctors have so far surmised. This is idiopathic—without known cause).

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To Do List (in no particular order)

1.  Read 50 books. 2.  Write 50 new poems. 3.  Take a hot air balloon ride. 4.  Drive to a destination at least 4 hours away solely for leisure. 5.  PR in 1 marathon. [DONE! 11.16.13] 6.  Cook a recipe using tofu. [DONE! 3.3.13] 7.  Spend 1 week eating all raw foods. 8.  Complete 100 [...]

DLF > DNF >> DNS

I started running around May of 2010.  By the following March I had completed a half marathon, a marathon, and a 10k.  In that order. I jumped into the marathoning part feet first. Within a year of completing my first in March 2011, I had completed 4—my 4th was a year to the day of [...]

Top Ten (so far)

Ten months: Done. Two more left: cool. ________________ My top ten for the first ten months of this year. 1.  The Lion King (finally), Fela!, and Aida (my first opera). 2.  publishing (more in a year than I have in the previous 2 years combined) 3.  Kindred by Octavia Butler & The Four Agreements by [...]

I Talk Shit To Myself (and maybe you should too)

I would lie and blame it on hypnotherapy. But it happened way before that. I'm a domestic under pressure.  Stressed?  I iron.  Stalling to avoid some perceived craziness (like going to work)?  Scrub the tub and wash the dishes.  Company not coming (like ever)?  Purge the place with incense and dust the baseboards. So it [...]

Bottom of the Hill

I'm standing at the bottom of the hill. I tell myself the obvious: this is about to hurt. I stretch; play Olympic Girl. But I'm a terrible actress. So my stretch looks more like stalling. Which is exactly what I'm doing. I launch and play my usual soundtrack in my head--"Lose Yourself" by Eminem. Soon--not [...]

Blue Moon

Y’all know I like full moons, new moons, moon pies (well not the moon pies so much) so in honor of Friday’s full moon this is about that kind of.  And the fact that my water tastes like dishwater.  Okay not that.  But it does.  Which is what I get for trying to wash the [...]

Monthly Meter: February 2012

fellowship/publication submissions: 10 fellowship/publication acceptances: 1 fellowship/publication rejections: 1 books: 3 Teeth Aracelis Girmay Blood Dazzler Patricia Smith Like Trees, Walking Ravi Howard Secret Shame: Running nightmares.  Seriously.  I have them.  Why can't I be faster with killer abs?  Because I like white chocolate chips, ice cream, and sleep--the latter of which I cannot seem [...]

You’re gonna have to stop all this running and exercising…and start eating some meat.

Daddy, I love you, but dude, Kojak?  Turned up to deaf? Ahh those were the days.  Unemployed and back with the folks after 18 years, I was not the happiest camper at camp.  So I chased a few highs (and a few job leads).  First Oreos, then some retail therapy, and then something I’d discovered [...]

You Were Made For This

Two beautiful weekends in a row: Last weekend I helped to usher my grandmother into the leg of the Journey she gets to take with the ancestors. Sure I'll miss her, never stop loving her, but I know she was made to make me the woman I am; to give me (and really all of [...]