“Thoughts and Prayers” Alone Won’t Solve Mental Illness

I’m  watching the press conference on the Texas shooting and an FBI representative just took the podium and said, “if you want to help the victims, please send your thoughts and prayers.” Another mass shooting in America and the same phrase keeps rising to the surface across the country, “thoughts and prayers be with the … More “Thoughts and Prayers” Alone Won’t Solve Mental Illness

Dear Benjamin

Hey baby boy. It’s here. Your first birthday. I can’t even believe it. I still remember holding you for the first time. I was one big ball of emotions. Scared and unsure, but somehow happy at the same time. I was so unprepared.  But what really can a mama do to get ready for someone … More Dear Benjamin

Love Well

  One thing my dad always did for me growing up was make sure my car was running and working well. It was his love language to me. From the moment I could drive, he was constantly inspecting it, taking it for oil changes, taking it to get the tires rotated – he always made … More Love Well


Percy Bysshe Shelley: “Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.” Sir Philip Sidney: “Poetry is a speaking picture…” Adrienne Rich: “Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to … More Mediocrity