Forgiving Each Man Who Has Tried To Explain The World To Me

A Kind of Poem, in a way. I am writing this without thinking. Forgive me. Today has been a hard day.  _____ I refuse to give up. The first man to try to ruin my curiosity and my determination for a gifted love and remarkable friendship in romance was the leader in a string of … Continue reading Forgiving Each Man Who Has Tried To Explain The World To Me

On Being Flawed, Average, & Lovable Anyway.

Let's see.I have invisible braces that I never wear. I got them because I am self-conscious about my crooked bottom teeth, and of my uppers, which will likely get gnarly because of two teeth I had removed in the last five years. They were removed because of cavities that turned into problems. Those problems happened … Continue reading On Being Flawed, Average, & Lovable Anyway.

Loud, With An Apron, And Smoking: The Influence of a Feminist Homemaker

When I think about the way my home should feel I think about Mary. If I picture her back then, during the early years of my childhood, she is wearing a blue floral dress with an oversize cardigan sweater, the sleeves bunched up past her elbows. Her hair is pinned back in a tortoise shell … Continue reading Loud, With An Apron, And Smoking: The Influence of a Feminist Homemaker