- Miami/Phuket/London, Florida,
- December 31
- Ghost Writer Extraordinaire
- Blue Bead Publications
- "I'm the greatest little hoper that ever lived."
MY RECENT POSTS
- Finding a Job is Worse Than
Finding a Date
May 18, 2013 06:42PM
- Receiving a Kick in the Pants
Whilst Wearing a Dress.
April 30, 2013 09:31PM
- A Meditation on Inner Peace
April 28, 2013 10:22AM
- Building as the Nation
April 21, 2013 12:07AM
- Sunday Morning in Miami
April 07, 2013 10:15AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Lefty-I would love to be
in a place where teachers had
dignity and were
May 19, 2013 05:20PM
- “I never understood the
pedestal he was on. A man is
May 19, 2013 05:18PM
- “CG-Loved seeing you on
May 19, 2013 05:15PM
- “You did fab!”
May 19, 2013 05:14PM
- “Geraint-How is the
American school in Dubai? Abu
more of my
May 19, 2013 05:08PM
- New list
The unjustifiably elitist day school I work at is not renewing my contract because they are doing away with my position. Instead, they are hiring an ESOL teacher to corner the market on wealthy Venezuel… Read full post »
I am a spiritual user and admitting it is the first step. Through my travels, I have come across so many wonderful people who taught me meditation: nuns, monks, old psychics who reeked of cat pee/cigarettes. All of them told me the same thing, "Do not be afraid, be patient." I… Read full post »
I have been in the process of changing jobs and launching my own ghost writing business. Things that normally wouldn't bother me leave me with a flood of anxiety. In the beginning, even sitting still left me with tears. Now after weeks of torment, I am beginning to… Read full post »
The world has seemed to have gone crazy. Bombs at marathons and the world watches as Boston is shut down. Two bothers are responsible for the deaths and maiming of many. A murdered young boy is one the other side awaiting justice. It is something we Americans cannot stomach: killing forthe… Read full post »
It is barely seven o'clock in the morning on a relatively chilly (70 degrees) Sunday. I am cozy in my bed having stayed in the night before to avoid the constant stream of wannabees out in the street either asking for too much or nothing at all while… Read full post »
I have been having a rough time of it in 2013. After my sister's accident, I hoped to never see stitches or drains again. The first day of spring break I had a massive panic attack coming home from seeing a client. I was hyperventilating and pacing. Something… Read full post »
I have decided to stop tutoring and start ghostwriting. Tutoring is great if you can find it, but those offerings have slowed to a trickle for me. However, the area of ghostwriting may be my new calling. Today, in fact, I had my first official client.
Pierre called me… Read full post »
Work has been quite challenging lately. I had a suggestion to take my personality out of my classroom culture. I tend to have a strong personality and normally I have no interest in other’s opinions about my life. This time, I had to listen. It was a long drive home after… Read full post »
Always being the new girl takes its toll. You want to be readily accepted, but eventually settle for not being ridicule… Read full post »
“…A family…is a little kingdom, torn with factions and exposed to revolutions.”
-Samuel Johnson, 1759
Love/anxiety/abuse may fall into a strange dance when there is no one there for guidance. This may go on for generation… Read full post »
When you do not grow up within a cohesive family unit, you are doomed to search the world for comfort. Almost all of us have either been in a car accident or narrowly avoided one. Unfortunately, my sister was almost killed in a car accident recently. My middle sister was… Read full post »
1. Do not watch a fire, put it out.
2. Better to talk with your hands than your mouth.
3. A girl cannot stay seventeen forever.
4. Hardships may break your back, but let it not your spirit.
5. A bloodberry a day keeps the sickness under the waves.
6.… Read full post »
Tax increases and spending cuts.
There has been a lot of talk lately about the fiscal cliff. The problem is most people do not know what it is. It is really quite simple, but it branches off into a variety of tangents that… Read full post »
I came of age during the late 90s grunge period. Flannel for the non-Seattle weather I was not experiencing in Miami and carb loading vegetarianism are my fondest memories. Rock stars were activists and monogamous. Teenage angst took on poetic proportions. I would hear trite lines like drugs are bad… Read full post »
I have been writing a book for what seems like half of my adult life. The hardest part has been revising just as other writers warned me. I doubted it at first, especially when struggling to master dialogue and tense symmetry. I have sent my book out twice and instead of… Read full post »
Forgiveness is the modern equivalent of snake oil. Dazzled believers feel cured while skeptics are pushed to the back of the crowd. As social animals, we have to protect the group dynamic sometimes at the cost of the individual. In some cases, there is nothing left to do. All the shouting… Read full post »
I would like to think I have a pretty solid political background: interning for Senator Bob Graham (D-FL), reading the news, and having an older brother who from a young age tell me we were Republicans. My first election I proudly voted for Clinton in red state Al… Read full post »
I am a complete sucker for anything spiritual. Give me a free psychic reading and I am there ready to drink hot chocolate for a cup reading, select crystals, pick cards, choose flowers, offer my palm etc. Show me how to do breath meditations and I will be doing it morning,… Read full post »
Please tough out the lines. No matter your party, just exercise your rights.
When we go through tough times inflicted by another, the strength that might keep us going is the thought of coming out the other end victorious. Mostly, the end involves our transgressor meeting the same/… Read full post »
“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them:for this is the law and the prophets.”
&n… Read full post »
Centuries ago, Church was the hub of social activity. It was where you saw your neighbors and a partner in raising your children. After a while it must get boring to hear about the nice man who turned water into wine. We are human and we need some gore to motivate… Read full post »
"Ma Teresa joined the mob. And is happy with her full-time job."
-Primitive Radio Go… Read full post »
Recently I have had a neon sign over my head visible to atheists telling them I am one of them. If there is one within a five mile radius, they come over to talk to me and I listen. I was wondering what nugget of information I was getting… Read full post »
Do you remember Blair from Facts of Life she was the spoiled blonde one who was worshipped by boys? Well, she got a divorce this week. I could make the lame attempt to say if she can’t make it work who can. She has an interesting twist; she is a hardcore/… Read full post »