My Viking Funeral

The death of a distant family member or friend, especially an unexpected one, produces a flood of emotions, to include the need to prepare and plan for the “what ifs”.  Over the past week, upon learning of the tragic death of an acquaintance, my husband and I quietly discussed our wishes in the event of … More My Viking Funeral

DIY Liars

Two weeks after being diagnosed with a severe allergic response to limonene and fragrance mix II, my allergist added “propolis” to the list after a delayed response marker appeared on my back.  Shit. Propolis is resin collected by honeybees used to fill crevices and to seal honeycombs.  Fucking bee glue. Confused on why I would … More DIY Liars

Who Cares?

Who cares? I have asked myself that question every single time I have sat down to write a blog post, for almost a year now.  Seriously, I have like 12 drafts in WordPress-land that will never see the light of day.  I’ve been struggling, friends and fellow bloggers.  It’s been brutal. Growing up, and even into … More Who Cares?

Funky Writing

I’ve been in a bit of a writing funk lately.  The thing is, unlike most writing funks, I know exactly why I can’t produce.  Some members of my husband’s family are currently dealing with some pretty scary shit, which is drudging up a lot of painful memories of my own.  This is as far as I … More Funky Writing

It Has Arrived!

I am flipping ecstatic right now!  Guess what showed up in the mail today?  Huh?!  Huh?!  No guesses?!  My SCOBY! What in the hell is a SCOBY, you ask?  SCOBY stands for Symbiotic Colony Of Bacteria and Yeast, and can also be known as a “mother” or “mushroom”.  Don’t be confused; this is no fungi, but a … More It Has Arrived!

Bean-ache Begone!

I guess I should first explain what a “bean” is, so you thoroughly understand what a “bean-ache” is.  Between my husband’s prior service in the Marine Corps and my mama’s Creole heritage, our family has a language all of our own. Ink sticks, are pens.  Calling one of the kids “booby” or “little willy” is … More Bean-ache Begone!