Writing about Writing

     Lately I’ve been pondering a lot about what made me the writer I’ve both grown to be and am still becoming.  I haven’t been so much as intrigued with the craft itself lately, as how all the planets lined up for me specifically to become one of its pawns.  My wheels had already been turning on…

The Formative Years: Barbies, Soaps, and Solitude

     When I was a little girl I didn’t really play all that much.  I was an only child, as well as grandchild.  While my parents were off working hard, I spent most of my early days with my amazing grandmother learning who all my presidents are, who the faces on U.S. currency are, and what…

The Loom

It’s amazing how all the little things in life, connected by the smallest, seemingly most insignificant stitches weave a quilt that tells the story of our entire lives.  The cloth is constantly on the loom, and it cannot be undone. A few days ago I was in a pretty rough car accident, but that in…

Yearning

     The definition of Yearning is, “a deep longing, especially accompanied by tenderness or sadness.”  It is a thing beyond wanting, and even hope.  Think of the crying voice of Bill Medley in “Unchained Melody,” or Martin Luther King Junior’s pleading voice when he begged America to realize his dream…it’s a desire, a knowing, and…