sani-white smiles

Back in 2009, when I was hanging out a little farther uptown on the UWS, I stumbled on a small, old fashioned, shoe repair shop. Eureka!!!! The boots in the trunk of my car whose heels were so worn down I was practically walking on my ankles could have that well deserved make over! So […]

breakups and black tuesday

After four years I’m still trying to navigate the waters of rejection that rose after a breakup I didn’t see coming; still in pain over something I felt so securely invested in and still wondering why it happened. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve healed quite a bit. I’m not sitting around with my thumb up […]

lessons from the train

A homeless man boarded the Express 2 train at the far end of the car I was riding in. I wasn’t paying much attention to what he was saying because my mind was resting in that “ok I’ve heard this all before” mindset so he sounded a little like Charlie Brown’s teacher. As he worked […]

surrendering soulfully

So as I continue to play in the mud of my life on a quest to reclaim “me,” the latest teacher on my nightstand is Panache Desai’s “Discovering Your Soul Signature: A 33 Day Path to Purpose, Passion & Joy.”  It’s a wonderful book if you’re ready and willing to explore some of life’s “stuff.”  Plus, Panache has a […]

love is …

an essential nutrient a ladder to the stars and a bungee cord back a buoy on rough seas the smile that appears out of nowhere seeing and being seen my reflection in your glasses your smile in my lens the tourniquet to stop the bleeding flame retardancy in the face of fire cool water during a […]

“jeriba lineage”

My dad was a jokester; a “ball buster” to most people.  He lit up the room.  Life of the party, loved to dance, sing and play with all the kids.  He was like the Pied Piper.  And more like Danny Kaye than Danny Kaye.  More like Bobby Darrin than Bobby Darrin with a little Ricky […]