We never should have dated.

We never should have dated Whether I dodged a bullet or not, it never should have happened. Honestly, you may have dodged more than me. I’m not ready.  I wasn’t then, and I showed you, which is why I’m now a distant nightmare that haunts you when you least expect it. I’m lying; you expect…

McGill’s Full Moon, est. 1982

If you’re reading this and you’ve known me longer than a year then chances are, you’ve seen my bare ass. I like to moon people. Always have; ask my friends from high school. If you’ve known me longer than five years those chances go up about 63% If you’ve known me since the 1990’s, you…

Wedding Day after Divorce

It’s the night before my nine- year wedding anniversary and I’m alone in the house we bought together. My husband is in his apartment with our boys, and I’m listening to the sound of the air conditioner as it competes with Arkansas August weather. Nine years ago, it was about 112 degrees with the heat…

Poetry & Feels Spotlight

I was a happy-go-lucky teenager until the summer before my senior year. A tragedy hit my family and in order to survive I surrounded myself in an elaborate dissociative cloak of armor, made of peacock feathers.  It’s grown with my once tiny frame, like a second skin I became so used to that peeling it…

The Whole Crew Here

The energy in my house, even with five kids in here stays serene and catching glimpses of the kids playing alone is what I’ll miss the most.

Workin’ 9-5 after 5 years

Three years ago, this month I saw two little sacs growing inside me. I cried and thought to myself that I could not be happier. On the way to the car after the ultrasound, I remember my husband at the time telling me. “this is your job now. You’re not going back to school or…

Applause and Out Loud!

In my usual fashion I pull a rabbit out of a hat at Bookish! These ladies are so patient with me and my ideas, and I am so grateful that they indulged me and allowed me to host ANOTHER podcast in their beautiful home. This particular meeting brought me closer to the direction I want…