Storming the Castle

  This week, in a community very near and dear to me—A gunman took aim at a crowd of boys and men finishing a basketball game. Three were killed, four wounded, just outside a Boys & Girls Club. A place where hot meals are served, literacy...

Playing Spoons with Captain America

We played Spoons last night with Captain America and we all had a blast. Cedric the entertainer wanted to make sure you had had fun. And you said you did. Good, I said, I'm glad.   I have to learn to be patient. With myself and my children. It's...

It's Friday—I'm in Love { }

Before her summer ends— She settles in with the thought Of bursting romance   The deepest purest burst The sour of being herself What it feels like to be her—   Upon opening  Just before suckling skin There comes her...

A Second-Filled Moment

Vacant stare and eyes of brown, for one moment there is vacation in her. Letting go is the hardest thing she does everyday—and she knows she has it all. She needs a vacation from what she knows. About herself, about her children, about those...

A Walk in Her Shoes

Trust me when I say: I get it. Pardon me when I tell you: you don't when you say the same to me. Because unless you have empathy you never will.    I used to think narcissist was an ugly word. Now I see it as nearly cute. What I have learned...