I don’t waste food, water, money, time and talent

I know I’m getting older not because of the gray hairs that sprinkle across my hairline. I know I’m getting older not because of the recently created, closed Facebook group for my 20th high school reunion. I know I’m getting older not because the goddaughter whose diapers I used to change is now a college … More I don’t waste food, water, money, time and talent

A Million Dollars

She was the second woman to ever break my heart. Not in a romantic way. The first was my mother when she left—my preferred terminology of her losing her battle to cancer when I was eight. Nearly twenty years later, my closest friend left. But she didn’t die. She left. Disappeared. I was the one … More A Million Dollars

Maybe Next Life You’ll Be a Flamingo

Having a crush sucks. I’m not talking about typical Hollywood crushes most women probably have on celebrities. Morris Chestnut always and forever, baby! In second place is Jake Gyllenhaal. Polar opposites, but both are able to garner my unwavering support of their projects. My crushes on them don’t suck. They’re pure flights of fancy. Crushes on … More Maybe Next Life You’ll Be a Flamingo

Milk Does a Body Good

I grew up on good old-fashioned whole milk.  The thicker the better. I loved how it used to coat my tongue. In elementary school, I always opted for the carton of plain milk over chocolate. Not that I didn’t like chocolate milk. My parents used to buy Nestlé Quik, strawberry and chocolate flavored. And Ovaltine. … More Milk Does a Body Good

You Like Me

I’m feeling like a rock star. Again. Even more so than the night I posted about seeing Padma Lakshmi at Barnes & Noble. Fellow bloggers will attest, it feels good to get “likes” on a post, but even better to get new followers. Even if a person is not a blogger, chances are he or … More You Like Me

Turn the Page?

I’ve wanted to read Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates for months. I read about it in magazines and online, spotted fellow commuters reading it and saw it listed as a National Book Award finalist. I remember seeing a paparazzi shot of Jill Scott carrying it outside of an airport. I figured I’d … More Turn the Page?

Blogging is Hard

Blogging is hard. Much harder than I expected it to be. I was scared to dip into the blogosphere because I didn’t think there was a space or a lane for li’l ol’ me, even though my mind was always buzzing. I thought I’d be inspired to post intelligent, thoughtful, witty, or funny posts on a … More Blogging is Hard

3 Times I Realized I’ve Been Single for a Long Time

‘Tis the season for chocolates, teddy bears and red hearts everywhere. Sometimes it takes the sale of decorations to remind me that a certain holiday is pending. Storefronts have been swathed in reds and pinks for weeks, but I’ve hardly noticed. I won’t be giving nor receiving a V-Day gift to that special someone because, … More 3 Times I Realized I’ve Been Single for a Long Time