Archive for the 'In Memoriam' Category

Forty.

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

At midnight, TechBooHusband FedBooHusband serenaded me with Stevie Wonder’s “Happy Birthday to You!”  The extended remix and everythang.  He remembered that my mother and grandmother used to sing to me on my birthday, whether I was in my bedroom right down the hall, or a thousand miles away, every year until their deaths.  He knows […]

“Ma’am?…Ma’am!”: In Which I Go For My Annual Mammogram

Friday, July 15th, 2011

This isn’t me, and this picture does not convey the depth of the titty smashing that occurs. So I woke up dreading today.  I dread this day every year, the day of my mammogram. My mother died of breast cancer in 2005, at age 52.  She was diagnosed at 49.*  Even though I know that […]

From the Literary Crates: “Your Hands”

Friday, October 1st, 2010

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I lost my mom to breast cancer in 2005.  One stanza of the poem below relates. Your Hands “I’m writing a poem in my head right now,” I tell you this morning as you brace me and embrace me to make love. “A poem about your hands,” I whisper, […]

Happy Birthday to Me!

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Today’s my birthday, but the celebrating started yesterday.  I went to drop off MiniMe and BabyGirl at their dad’s after they spent the long weekend with me and TechBooHusband.  They said, “Since you’re here, can we give you your gifts early?”  Why, of course you can!  Well, I received several lovely and thoughtful gifts, as […]

Nay-Nay and Baklava on a Cold, Yucky Day

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

I had some baklava with my lunch at this Mediterranean place today.  Baklava is all honey-yumminess, but mostly I love it because my Nay-Nay introduced me to it when I was a kid.  Nay-Nay was always bringing the world to me in a white paper bag or covered styrofoam bowl.  I wrote a tribute to […]

“Life’s Most Urgent Question…”

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others? ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Please give to provide relief and hope to the people of Haiti: Doctors Without Borders Oxfam America Yéle Haiti

"Life's Most Urgent Question…"

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others? ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Please give to provide relief and hope to the people of Haiti: Doctors Without Borders Oxfam America Yéle Haiti

We want one like Ozzie Davis and Ruby Dee

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

While searching for a photo to accompany the post below (which is a cross-post from CoParenting101.org), I was surprised to discover that Ozzie Davis and Ruby Dee had explored open marriage and wrote about the experience in their joint biography. A few months ago, I read a guest blog at Stepmother’s Milk by Kela Price, […]

In which Inkognegro's "Deadbeat Dads" piece triggers something

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Below is a comment I left for Inkognegro in response to the follow up post to his guest-post at Single Sisters Speak (corrected for typos): All of your words on the “deadbeat dad” subject hit home, because I had one, but this: “Whether absent in the physical, or in the mental and emotional…your children become […]

In which Inkognegro’s “Deadbeat Dads” piece triggers something

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Below is a comment I left for Inkognegro in response to the follow up post to his guest-post at Single Sisters Speak (corrected for typos): All of your words on the “deadbeat dad” subject hit home, because I had one, but this: “Whether absent in the physical, or in the mental and emotional…your children become […]