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 … Continue reading Train Confessions: Why, Oh Why Did I Need Cappuccino!

Train Confessions: There is No Try!

I confess that I was not on the train but rather in a Zipcar this morning listening to the radio when I heard a quote that resonated with me.  I was feeling real good, you know how it is when they list the traits of highly effective people and you're like, "Yep, I do that!", … Continue reading Train Confessions: There is No Try!

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.   … Continue reading Train Confessions: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the 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 … Continue reading Train Confessions: Tainted

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 … Continue reading Testify Tuesday: Lease or Zipcar?

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 … Continue reading Testify Tuesday: Today is a Gift!

Testify Tuesday: Approval Rating 

If you're a parent of a teen or a young adult in their early twenties your approval rating may vacillate a great deal with them.  If you are the type of person who does the right thing instead of what's popular, well you are quite aware of your approval rating with the masses.  However, there … Continue reading Testify Tuesday: Approval Rating 

Testify Tuesday: Fake Ones

I got, no time for fake ****. Just sip some Cristal with these real **** -Lil' Kim After watching the VH1 Hip Honors I am securely in my Lil Kim bag.  But truthfully I do not have time for fake ones, never have.  So much so it accompanies a bible verse in my high school yearbook. … Continue reading Testify Tuesday: Fake Ones