Music Fridays: Apollo

My vacation starts this afternoon! And I’m kicking it off with a concert by St. Paul & The Broken Bones this evening so today I bring you one of their videos. I first heard them a couple years ago by chance and now I’m so glad I get to see them perform live. I tried…

Kings and Queens

The queen feels lonely, listening to the rain as it comes down in a sheet. Each clap of thunder startles her, and she wonders if he hears it too. His kingdom is vast but welcoming, a blanketed fortress, sealing in the heat. He offers her comfort, protection; it’s what he loves to do. She’s not…

The Sunday Post: Right on Target

This morning my daughter and I had brunch together and talked about wedding plans, friendships, relationships, you know… mother-daughter stuff. What better way to follow that up than with … a Target run! I needed a couple things, she needed a couple things… As we were standing in the bathroom accessories aisle I remembered standing…

Monday Morning

The unwelcome and annoying sound of the alarm clock next to Sara’s bed prodded her out of a deep sleep, instantly putting her in a bad mood. Rolling over to shut it off, Sara is convinced it must be a mistake. She could have sworn she had turned off Friday’s alarm just yesterday.  But her…

Music Fridays: Thank you for the Music

Abba is back!! I just heard they announced their first new album in 40 years! I’m working on wrapping up a short story that I’m having a great time writing so this will be a short post. This is pretty much what I’ve been trying to say in this weekly series (and no, I don’t…

The Sunday Post: Reset

Every Sunday I expect at least two or three emails in my inbox that are not promotional emails with the latest sale or discount code for one of the sites I’ve allowed to have my email address. The first is the weekly “love letter” from the Yoga with Adriene site and it includes words of…

Music Fridays: Get off of my Cloud

Today it had to be a Rolling Stones classic, featuring the steady and classy drums of Charlie Watts. Rest in peace, Charlie. Have a great weekend!

Little Did She Know

A year ago today I reluctantly transplanted my life from Virginia to South Carolina. I felt I was running away, or being chased away, rather than running to something. I wasn’t sure what was ahead. I was scared. I was heartbroken. I thought for a long while about what I would write today to mark…