Got Multiples? Baby Names for a Brood

Got Multiples? Baby Names for a Brood

Practically every time I turn on the computer, I see this headline: “Hottest Baby Names for 2013.” I could’ve used that fourteen years ago when I was pregnant with my first. I knew for nine whole months that a baby would be coming at the end of it, sufficient enough time to figure out a […]

I am Not a Hoarder

I am Not a Hoarder

Not until I hit my forties did I start thinking about my senior years and the person I’d become. Actually, there was one time before, when I took a theater makeup course in college. For our midterm exam we had to transform our face into the eighty-year-old version of ourselves. That was sobering. After I […]

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Let the Storms Come

The wind’s fury can lash bruises across my skin. Uproot my soul. Lightening can pierce a chasm through my heart, as thunder deafens promises. The rains pelt my resolve and flood my eyes. Watch my bearings rattle as the earth crumbles under foot. An avalanche can bury me. The light is snuffed but I’m not […]

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Where Creativity Comes From

I have some good news and some bad news. It’s about creativity. Well, mine anyway. After many years of alternately experiencing both droughts and monsoons of creative vision, I have miraculously discovered from where to harvest my most creative self. I liken it to mining for gold−since the result of every creative endeavor (on a […]

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