The Rule of Fives

“Although the recipe and process are tested, your outcome may still look like a failure.”

It’s important to understand that your “blessing” may be disguised as misfortune!

Train Confessions: Swiper No Swiping 

Look not only am I a tad old fashion; but I like jazz, I find libraries to be the sexiest places on earth, I thrive on intelligent conversation, I am super creative… AND at this moment very single. Friday morning I was sitting on the train realizing that “he” wasn’t what I wanted (for the…

Train Confessions: Why, Oh Why Did I Need Cappuccino!

“It was a café on the westside, midtown Said they had the best cappuccino around So I stepped in, and I ordered a cup Someone grabbed me by throat and said, “Shut the f#%# up!” And I did pronto, quick fast How much longer will the torture last?” -Cappuccino by Mc Lyte (1989) You would…

Train Confessions: Who Tells Your Story…

I am captivated by the musical Hamilton!  It has displaced Wicked as number 1 on my musical theater all around best.  What makes a musical an all around best to me, is the storyteller.  Do they seem like genuinely brilliant, “with it” people?  Are they both relatable and believable.  I found Gregory Maguire (although Winnie…

Train Confessions: Lost One

I don’t know why you choose me. Had no idea you did. I can only surmise that you found me somehow familiar and comforting. Who knew it’d be so very temporary. Your stay cut so abruptly. I wonder now what it would have been like if I would have had a chance to get to…

Train Confessions: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

The Holiday season is upon us and I keep having to be reminded 😳. I know you’re saying how?  I just do.  I try really hard not to make this season about “stuff” my kids already have but more about creating memories.  That’s why we always were on vacation during this time of year.  …

Train Confessions: Tainted

And my heart burns only for you You are all I want And my soul waits only for you And I will sing till the morning has come…. Even When It Hurts, Hillsong United  If you’ve read one or two of my entries it should be clear I love melody, music and prose. What else…

Testify Tuesday: Did I Ask for YOUR Opinion?

Anita said, “Everybody’s got opinions about they way they think our story’s going to end…”. Someone else said opinions are like butt holes, everyone has one. No matter how crass or indifferent, we as humans naturally seek out the opinions of others.  I’m sure sometimes you wish you did not since some advice seems like it…

Testify Tuesday: Lease or Zipcar?

When I first separated, I admit I may have wanted to speed through some stop signs. However, I found less haphazard ways of channeling my hurt and feelings of deprivation. While speaking to a friend today, I settled on the notion that to “take a spin” I need a little more than someone who is…

Testify Tuesday: Mirror, Mirror

As the year comes to a close, we are all forced to reflect. However, I was recently confronted with some very dingy laundry that caused a litney of emotions. It was difficult to write this Testify Tuesday, frankly because I was seething. I started and restarted multiple times trying not to spew the venom that…

Testify Tuesday: Today is a Gift!

As we spend yet another early evening binge-watching Golden Girls, I can’t help but smile as the crude jokes sail over my little girl’s head. In treasuring that innocence, I am suddenly unnerved facing the reality that expiration dates are unfortunately stamped on every moment, thing, season, and person. My Back-to-School sentiments may stray from…