Month: September 2007

I’m Okay

Christina Aguilera, I’m Okay This piece spoke to me in such a dramatic way. I feel obligated to say that this is not entirely representative of my story. Because I have exposed my identity here, I don’t think it’s appropriate to go into great detail about that, but let’s just say enough of the song resonates with me that I felt an urge to … Read More I’m Okay

Time for a New Reflection

“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I … Read More Time for a New Reflection

Dark Days

I don’t want to write. I am outside of myself lately. My body is talking and I cannot understand a thing it says. The scale creeps higher and higher. I feel like I have rocks in my belly that are keeping me down – holding me back. I’m uncomfortable every moment of the day, like I just ate a meal that was entirely too … Read More Dark Days

How to Get a Date with a Woman You’ve Never Met

I stumbled upon a blog today that discussed the art of seducing women. It was written by a man, which I found slightly humorous. I wonder what research he did on the subject, and if he asked any women for input. I started to think hard about the scenario that would most impress me. If a stranger crossed my path during a normal day … Read More How to Get a Date with a Woman You’ve Never Met

Recap of Back-to-School Night

Well, no matter how hard I tried, I could not shake my attitude last night. I really did try. After all, I didn’t want to come across as the town bitch to all of Ana’s teachers. I am not fond of the NJ school system. I don’t think it’s as great as the people here think it is. It’s all about statistics and teachers’ … Read More Recap of Back-to-School Night

A Little Whine after Dinner

I’m sitting here at back-to-school night, feeling like the worst mother in the world because I would rather be anywhere else in the universe but here. My daughter is in the chorus and they are singing tonight, so there was really no convenient way out of it. Of course, she had to be here 30 minutes early, so here I sit, twiddling my thumbs … Read More A Little Whine after Dinner

Tornadoes in my Mind

Ever since I was a little girl, I remember having mental cyclones. I would escape my house to the field behind it – climb the property fence to the solitude of the “other side,” and find my favorite tree. Chin in hand, I’d sit and think. And think. I don’t remember everything on my thinking agenda, but probably a lot of the subject matter … Read More Tornadoes in my Mind