There’s Something Growing There Now

Harper and Bewick Many memories were created on this corner where my childhood church used to stand. I hadn’t come by in a while because the pile of rocks was too hard to look at. Now, there’s stuff growing there. It’s a visible metaphor. Things that were once of utmost importance suddenly don’t exist. The […]

This Is Us, But Mainly Kate

This Is Us is the best show I’ve ever seen. I know that sounds extra, but I’m pretty sure I’m telling the truth. The show follows the lives of three adult siblings with complicated lives.  I have a DEEP appreciation for amazing portrayal the Black character, Randall. His backstory, his current story, his family #Swoon. […]

Why I Practice Yoga Shirtless

Yea, you read that right. I’m new to Bikram (hot) Yoga, but I consider myself an official yogi. And when I practice, I practice in shorts and a sports bra. Yes, I have excess fat. I’m technically obese. My stomach is round and hangs down and I don’t care. I was the fat girl who […]

Not *JUST* One, Just… One

A friend of mine offered to give me tickets to a game before. She offered to give ME ticketS to a game. A couple years ago I won a contest. I sent in my application. People voted for me. After voting results came in I was given TWO passes to a festival. When I was […]

Poker face

I basically taught myself how to play the drums when I was nine. I watched other drummers and applied their techniques. I struggled with the same thing most drummers struggle with, keeping the tempo. The organist at my church would tap on the organ to help me out. Then his taps got louder. Then he […]

Sometimes life causes pain. Sometimes pain is good.

I have a faint scar on my hand and it’s been there most of my life. I got it when I fell off my bike as a kid. I was riding with no hands and I simply fell, but it was a pretty hard fall though. I blacked out for a second. Shortly thereafter, I […]

Little Girl, Are You Listening?

(This is an old blog from 2012.) One day, I was in the car with my sister and brother (Tan and Tyrone). Ty had just bought an old Mary Mary CD (Incredible) so we were listening to it during our ride. There’s a song on it entitled “Little Girl”. It’s a song that’s supposed to […]