In Limboooo!

I grew up in a neighborhood where activity was routine. Tuesdays through Fridays were busy days. Wake up at 6 AM, go to work, pick up the kids, make dinner, family time, TV time, and go to bed. Friday nights were pretty much the same with some variety. My mom referred to it as “go-for-what-you-know…

Adulting Like a Boss

We’ve all had our experiences that we believe defined our adulthood. I spent most of my thirties rebuilding myself after doing things that I thought made me an adult in my twenties. Remember when you turned eighteen and thought you were The Shit because you had a job at TGI Friday’s and your parents could…

Back

“Where have you been?”- the question that my fives of tens of readers may have been asking themselves since my last post. The best I can tell you is that I’ve been. I’ve been working through my shadows. I’ve been cooking things I never thought I would. I’ve been engaged in my son’s maturation, reading…

Home (My Ode to South Philly)

"Maybe there's a chance for me to go back Now that I have some direction It sure would be nice to be back at home Where there's love and affection"- Stephanie Mills (Home) Over the course of several months, I’ve dreamt of all things South Philly. I’ve dreamt of cheesesteaks and water ice, walking through…

Positively Selfish

Truth moment: I have a tendency to see what I believe is the good in people. For the longest time I thought I was simply compassionate. I knew too well what it was to exist alone in life and felt the need to be the go-to person for society’s misfits. Who among us is not…

Ready for Change!!!

"Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change." -Jim Rohn Happy Autumn to you! Where does the time go? I don’t know. What I do know is that I was fortunate to have some much deserved time to myself this summer- time I used to get my head on straight...…

Living Hypertensive

Picture it: winter in a western suburb of Philly, 2004. It was a blustery day when my new son and I visited our midwife for my first postpartum appointment. I was happy and tired, as many new mommies are. My son was thriving and I weighed twenty pounds less of the 200 pounds I was…

Cleaning My Closet

(Almost) everything must go! I am unsure of the person taking credit for deeming closest spaces junk abysses in most homes. If I ever met them, our introduction would be met with condescendence and sarcasm, along with my hand flailing about the clutter for effect:  "Oh, you're the one responsible for this? Thanks." I don't kid…

A Phenomenal Woman

(A Note to Ms. Maya) "A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." Dr. Maya Angelou   I was watching the news this morning when I got word of Ms. Maya’s passing. I recognize that death is a part of life. I recall hearing she was ill…it…