R.I.P. Ms. Lucy June 14, 1998 – May 13, 2017

This is Lucy. Lucy came into my life, along with her sister Lola, on a sunny August day in 1998. Born in Seal Beach, California - they arrived via United Air and a work mate that was coming into town on business. I loaded their travel bag into the back seat of my Saturn and …

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In Pursuit of Magic

In Pursuit of Magic… Earlier this week I learned that my application to graduate school was declined. I felt both a huge sadness descend and relief for now I knew my fate and was out of limbo. Several things happened in the moments after reading the precise, short yet tersely worded email from a English …

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The Power of Self-Care

I have had a stressful week. I want to attribute (blame) others for the stress…. always the easy, softer way. It’s not real, fashionable in my circle or nice. It is lazy. It also screams of how powerful I allow other people to be over my own thoughts and feelings which ultimately dictates the decisions …

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My Soul Aches

Today during meditation, like every other daily meditation, I asked God to show me what ‘intention’ He desired of me. I am a seeker. I am a visual learner. Meditation defined: continued or extended thought; reflection, contemplation. (It is one of several definitions, but for this essay the one that fits.) Seeking? Learning? On some …

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