Dear Reader, How powerful is shame? How powerful is the feeling that overcomes you when something you thought you handled has bubbled to the surface to remind you that, perhaps, you weren't okay with it to begin with?This week, for the first time in a very long time, I have felt shame. I didn't recognize … Continue reading Shame. What is it good for?
Dear Reader, I recently received an email from a great person. Laura Simms is a life and career coach and just an all around interesting person. As part of her mailing list, we get her wonderful insights. Her last email discussed a question her father asked her when she was a child. Did you do … Continue reading Did you try your best last year?
Dear Reader, Forgiving one self for not pursuing one’s dreams is more difficult than you would imagine. Here I am about to write, yet again, that I haven’t written a word since a significant amount of time. I do this sometimes when I am utterly disgusted with myself. That’s when I usually have a … Continue reading Cancer can’t write. Sometimes, you just shouldn’t write.
Dear Reader, I’ve recently become a fan of the t.v, show “A Million Little Things”. If you love the how “This is Us”, this is clearly another shade of that show. And it is clearly one network’s attempt to get some of those ratings. The television one hour drama in general has been my favorite … Continue reading The “million little things” they see: The other victims of suicide
Dear Reader, This weekend, I’m teaching a generative fiction workshop and a blogging for writers workshop at The Colony Summit at the downtown library this Saturday. The Colony is an opportunity for writers of color in Houston to get together and support one another in their art journey. I’m so honored to be helping my … Continue reading Are you a writer of color? Come join me at The Colony this weekend!
Dear Reader, I'm currently in the library, trying my best to prep my blogging class but... I'm at a standstill. Not that I don't know where to start because I do. It's not that I don't know what to say because I do. It's just.. Man, I know a lot about this subject. Even as … Continue reading Prepping my blogging class
Dear Reader, Today, of all days, I am dreaming of my mountain. The one near Taos, New Mexico that I have escaped to for a week the past two years. It's about this mountain I want to write about tonight. See, this was the last time I wrote. The last time this year I felt … Continue reading Dreaming of my mountain, gasping for air
Dear Reader, Sorry for the ghosting and the late announcement on something writing related I'm doing! Yes, life is going an interesting thing. Here's the quick, instant coffee version 1.) My mom has cancer. So, my hands are kind of full with that. 2.) I started a yoga blog called Dreaming in Asana. It's … Continue reading Guess who’s teaching a blogging workshop!
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg1XbjoA8eq/ Dear Reader, Six years ago, I was outraged. I first saw Trayvon Martin on Facebook. My sister held up her phone and there was his body, laying on the ground. He was life less, still to the point of unreality. I thought it was just one of those Facebook things -- fake news before … Continue reading 1A.
Dear Reader, This was the book review I didn't want to write. In fact, I wrote several other posts before this one because I'm not a fan of disliking things. But here we are. For this review, I read The Changling by Victor Lavalle. This was a read that several of my friends read and … Continue reading Pacing and turning the page in The Changling