The Magic of Apple Juice

The Magic of Apple Juice

Have I mentioned I hate the dentist? About a week prior to leaving for LA, I had a crown come off of a molar and part of the remaining tooth beneath broke off as well. My dentist stated I had a large amount of decay; the tooth could not be saved and would have to be...
The Cemetery of My Soul

The Cemetery of My Soul

The hardest funerals to attend are the ones for people who are still living.  I found myself studying all of the empty graves lined up inside of my heart—graves that had no bodies to fill them, only the memories of people I loved very much and the ghosts whispering...
I Know You’re Laughing and Wearing Red

I Know You’re Laughing and Wearing Red

Happy Mother’s Day in heaven to my Mom and my Grandma, who we lovingly called Nonnie—the women who raised me. Upon their arrival, I’m sure heaven had a little more laughter, and the earth, especially the part I occupied, was definitely lacking some after their...