This morning as I sped over the sometimes crumbling pieces of concrete that makeup I-40, I thought of you. Your birthday is days away. Still a boy, though no longer a dying son. You are not here. I had this one prevailing thought: I have nothing to say. Me, a writer, for all these years, […]
Last night, I dreamt your dying was a mistake. I saw you and jested, “What will you wear to your next funeral?” (I just knew you’d be so impressed with my clever humor.) But, then I awoke to find your dying was not a misunderstanding at all and you are in fact still gone.
I attended the Oklahoma Women’s Summit on Friday at the State Capitol. It was such an honor to be in the presence of so many inspiring women, many of whom are responsible for the progress of women in Oklahoma. I am continually reminded of the following: Oklahoma is 49th in the nation for female representation […]
When Robert and I met in 2002, I was a 34-year-old single mom with a 4-year-old daughter. I’d been on my own for three years. Robert was 36, and had never been married. We met at an art opening at the Capitol in May and nearly one year later to the , we married in […]
“Look honey, I have a runner in my pantyhose. Oops! I’m not wearing panty hose!” –Vivian, From Pretty WomanToday, I had no pantyhose. So, I do what I do every morning I awake and find I have no pantyhose and only skirts to wear. I drive to CVS wearing my snagged and run pantyhose. I […]
When I was 11 years old something bad happened to my brother Billy. We were living in Ozark Mountains at the time and there was an alley that ran paralell to our house. This alley was littered with rocks and shards of glass and many times throughout my life I have used it as a […]