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Monday Listicles: 10 Names I Would Have Named Myself

January 27, 2014


I’m linking up with  Northwest Mommy‘s Monday Listicles.  I’ve previously written about my name here as well. I hope you enjoy! ——————– 10 Names I Would Have Named Myself 1. Venus.  Because being able to take this picture is rad. 2. Venus. Because having to respond a lot to, “Is your brother Uranus?” builds character. […]

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100 Word Song: Take to the Sky

January 23, 2014


He loved her.  She was pretty sure he loved her. Yes, he must love her, or he wouldn’t be here now, stroking her hair. as if she were a dog kicked as if she were his dog, then soothed through whimpers What if he left? It seemed she was always getting in his way, bringing […]

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100 Word Songs: Her Gift To Him

January 20, 2014


The notes came as she tried to find his eyes.  It was so important that he hear her vulnerability. The words tumbled one after another, the pianist muscling the chords underneath. She began to realize that she was alone in the limelight — holding his hand on this holy stage that they shared — where they […]

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100 Word Songs: Just Like Starting Over

January 15, 2014


**We rejoin Tom at the beach for this 100 Word Song entry.  Catch up on Tom and Shelley here.** Dead?  The word had no meaning, yet, to Tom; death was abstract.  But Shelley was real.  Real, here, in front of him, radiating a palpable, gut-churning fear that made him wish, for the briefest instant, that […]

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Mama Kat: Winter in my neck of the woods…

January 9, 2014

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Winter in my neck of the woods, eh? Well… rather than post the same pic of the NE blizzards that you’ve seen on the evening news, I thought I’d treat you to a different view of winter at my house. Namely, my dry-ass cracked hand skin. Context: I grew up in the San Francisco Bay […]

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100 Word Songs: The Stranger

August 22, 2012


***Read the previous episode of Tom and Shelly here*** “I just can’t remember…” her voice trailed off, chasing the breeze. Tom did a golden retriever head-tilt. “You remember at least a bit, or you wouldn’t be this scared.” He watched as something subtle vacated Shelley’s face, a part of her retreating from his statement of […]

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100 Word Songs: Peel Me A Grape

August 21, 2012


And… break. Wait for it. Feel his breath in his splayed fingers across the small of my back. Relax the taut, feel the floor, hear the music in the space in between. Smallest guidance. Barely there movement. Hint of a shift, my weightlessness in his arms. Repeat, repeat, repeat. The tap tap tap on the […]

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Thankful Tuesdays: PRD

May 8, 2012


It’s been a while since I’ve written about being thankful, so here goes. Today I’m thankful for PRD.  For those of you not in the know, that’s (P)ast (R)elationship (D)etritus.  PRD are items (tangible or intangible) that you are left with from previous relationships, either because the items were gifts, or weren’t worth taking by […]

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Wordless Wednesdays: Big man, little man

April 11, 2012


Ok.  It’s not the world’s best photo, I know.  It was taken through a dirty window and bug screen, on a phone, and M and G were already quite far away when I got the shot so I had to blow it up.  But crappy photo quality or no, this picture of my two men […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Thank You Instagram

April 4, 2012


Actually, I need to thank our Nanny, K.  She took this picture, and then had the presence of mind to Instagram it into amazingness.  And hey, a little shout out to Whatever Powers That Be that I am blessed with G!

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