Dear 11-year old Pamela,

Dear 11-year old Pamela,

Dear 11-year old Pamela: I am You at 56, with some experience under our belt.  Can you even imagine 45 years from now? Well, it's going to come quickly. There are some things I've learned that you need to know at your core: Everything is going to work out in your...

Lost Treasures, Found

Lost Treasures, Found

Starting off a new year, clearing out attic accumulations, and I struck familial gold. One small strip of film negatives, and the usual, holding it up to the light, hoping for recognition of something or someone. Then the flood of childhood memories came to me....

Twenty-One

Twenty-One

How did we get here? Twenty-one years of loving, laughing, crying, screaming, talking, hugging, fighting, making up, hugging some more, spooning, caring, and always coming back to home base: the deep love between a mother and daughter. I had a mother who loved me so...

Sexy & Sassy at Seventy: Lil

Sexy & Sassy at Seventy: Lil

Lil and I will forever be bonded by our love of Aqua-Net, Myrtle Beach, biker bars, day-drinking, Mexican lunches, Krystal-burgers, and an impromptu road-trip.

An Ode to Ella Ora

An Ode to Ella Ora

She Who Prays, Golden Girl I was not expecting what I received, She Who Prays, prayed over me. Turned me to Gold. With potions and notions, of strength and self-healing. Soft, posh surroundings Beautifully dimmed lights. Delicate touch, I didn't...

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