It's not that I don't respect or understand the importance of rules. It's just that I've always recognized the fact that if someone is breaking a rule, they probably have something important to say. Rules? I thought we were talking about fear. Leading into the real message of this piece requires a bit of staging, … Continue reading Fear


A star is born.

The reality of it is that in my youth I did not know how to invest myself in others. Boys were more of a social experiment than anything and my girls were...well, taken for granted, if you want the truth. Now? I think there is a song that says "you can't always get what you … Continue reading A star is born.

“To What Do I Owe This Kindness?” And Other Sick Phrases

The other day someone asked, "To what do I owe this kindness?", and I was suddenly fearful for the future. Why? Because the marketplace of relationships in which I choose to participate does not utilize such currency, nor would I ever want to raise a child in a society where this is so. But, alas. For … Continue reading “To What Do I Owe This Kindness?” And Other Sick Phrases

Tamara Sue

The first few chords of yet another sappy country song strum over the airwaves, prompting an elegant, perfectly manicured hand to reach for the volume control. Her dark, stormy blue eyes are sharp and alert, darting systematically from road to rear-view mirror to road again, her left hand solidly gripping the steering wheel. A wisp … Continue reading Tamara Sue