letter to my dreams: be gone

Dearest dreams, I couldn’t quite figure out which of you this prompt was referring to: you that I have at night, you that usually scare me, you that turn my reality inside-out, you that feature as stars those folks that in my real life are nothing more than extras on the movie set of my […]

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letter to my brother (i’m not a poet)

dear brother, can it be that it was all so simple back to when we laid awake together in our sleeping bags? like the little ones who always spy, it was on the floor in the back room that on christmas eve as we watched mommy and daddy take our gifts downstairs that our fantasies […]

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letter to my crush

dear crush: it’s been a long day. i bet its been a long one for you too. i’m so tired that my eyeballs hurt, hurt from the effort needed to focus on this screen right now. but how often does one get to write a letter like this? there’s not much to say. i’ve never […]

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internets people

At first I wasn’t mad. Then as I kept reading this, I started to get more and more pissed off. Before I start, I’m trying to be particularly transparent here. And I’m not really trying to start any beef. On Twitter, they call it “subtweeting” if you start tweeting about something happening between other folks […]

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parenting is some nasty ish

“Ewww, it’s pee-pee on the couch!” Spoken from the mouth of my three-year old. “Did you pee-pee on yourself?” Asked rather passive-aggressively by myself, of course knowing the answer. “No.” Spoken clear as a bell by said three-year-old, as the insides of her jeans showed the tell-tale signs of the truth. This at about two-thirty […]

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beating the dead jailed horse

Today’s Oprah was a repeat. Everything I am about to say is about old, old news and I am stirring up an old, old debate. Mark Fuhrman was on a repeat of Oprah today. Remember him? He says his obit in newspapers will read “the disgraced detective from the O.J. Simpson trial died today.” That’s […]

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How Wii Do The Holiday Break

I admit it: I am damn happy break is over. O.V.E.R. Because these kids are getting on my last nerve. If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you know that I love my children from the inside-out, frontwards and back, but I’m not cut out for this 24-7 contact. While most of […]

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today i watched history

Today marked the historic occasion of the beginning of OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. I don’t know if it’s historic because it’s the first black woman owned network or what, but it’s historic to me because Oprah is a black woman and she has a network named after her. To me, that is just…wow. I’ve […]

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