March 4th, 2013 by michelle | 1 Comment
Kirstin Imani Kasai has published two novels, ICE SONG and TATTOO, and more like erotica poetry. Kirsten has two lovely children. She could have rested on her laurels (okay this 40 plus woman had to look up what resting on your laurels means. It’s a nod to the laurel wreaths Olympians in Greece won. The meaning is just because you achieved this doesn’t mean you can sit back. Take that, midlife!), but instead Kirsten is looking toward her next goal.
August 14th, 2012 by admin | 4 Comments
Jennifer Simpson writes because maybe if I write words like “cancer,” “alcoholism,” “death,” “grief,” and “depression” enough times they will lose their impact. I write because I can’t process my emotions without a pen and paper. I write so I can make sense of crazy things that happen in this world, the good the bad, the everything in between and I write because I hope I am not alone.
July 23rd, 2012 by michelle | No Comments
Paul and Miriam Kaufman met the old-fashioned way. He picked her up at a bar, and they went immediately to his place and got it on. She heard the waterfall in his backyard almost immediately.
July 7th, 2012 by michelle | No Comments
Robin has a turquoise thumb. The blue comes from missing her father, the green inherited from his gift with plants. Mine is black.
May 12th, 2012 by michelle | 8 Comments
When you lose a mother at the age of 13, special times or certain days are always tinged with sadness. At least that’s the way it is for me. Mother’s Day is one of those days. It doesn’t help that companies like Hallmark and 1-800 Flowers inundate us with reminders on television and in newspapers, restaurants advertise Mother’s Day brunches. Even the grocery stores tout their special steaks and flowers just for mom. Some days I’m okay with it. I smile to myself and remember my mother fondly. But other times it feels like a plot to remind me of what I don’t have.
April 2nd, 2012 by admin | No Comments
a garden has been a sign of luxury
it tells the world
that its owner
can afford the time
or hire the manpower
to tend the slow cultivation
of flowers, herbs and delicate deciduates
like red Japanese maples
orchids (full post)