The Quilt Project

Day 7 and Day 9 When I was around 10 years old, my mom, an English as a second language teacher, headed up a Holocaust Quilt Project. Looking back, my perspective and my mom’s perspective of the project, at the time were very different. I remember glimpses of what was going on. The parts I…

Long Nights & Banquets

Day 6 Season of the Long Nights and Banquets All day feeling like an empty shell after a long grueling night. When kids cough all night, parents don’t sleep. You would think that after 21 years of parenting, that sick nights can’t throw us any more. Not true. Last night Jiornee was up most of…

Namaka

Day 5 Over the last month Jay, my husband, has been working on the images for his leg sleeve. One of the primary images is going to be a mural of me. In preparing that image and what we want it to look like, I told him I wanted to be a “warrior, goddess, mermaid…

Step Praise

Day 4 Have you ever been so wrapped up in the destination that you forget to notice the way in which you got there? Went right up the steps on your way to the stage and paid no attention to the steps as you climbed over them? Interesting is that for most of our lives,…

Stiff Neck and Moist Heat

Day 3 to 40 “Apply moist heat,” says my ortho surgeon referring to my stiff neck. I’ve struggled with neck pain and lack of motion for about the last year. After many tests and now, finally, results, the doctors determine no surgery is needed but physical therapy and moist heat need to be applied to…

The Wonder Years

Day 2 and 22 The first 10 years. It is interesting to try to isolate those years. For most of us, there may be a couple vivid memories. But for the most part it is a blur or just a vibe of sorts. Crib Vibes Really crazy is a memory of being in a crib,…

40 Days to 40!!

DAY 1 Today is officially 40 days till I turn 40! Goal over the next 40 days: WRITE. PERIOD. Prime the pump. Work my creative muscle. Should this muscle actually exist. Either way, we are going to allow the juices to flow. Hear the keys. Stare at the screen and silence the voices in my…