I am blissfully unaware of time in the summer of 2017. Though I live in Mississippi, and my 100 year old cabin lacks central air and heat the weather has never been more pleasant. I’ve walked barefoot between the corn rows of our field with the mud boiling between my toes and a cool breeze…… Continue reading Temperate Mississippi Summer? 2017: Pigs Did Fly.
Have you ever had a moment, when watching a documentary or a Youtube video or listening to a friend, you said to yourself: I don’t f*cking care about your sob story! It feels bad to think. It can make us feel selfish, insensitive and cruel and we wonder why we can’t change the fact that hearing the…… Continue reading I Don’t Want to Hear Your Sob Story
This is going to be a short little tidbit of opinion that I would like to share with the writing community. I’m a member of a dozen writing forums on Facebook where open discussion about writing runs rampant, and I’ve noticed an irritating trend. Why is it that every time the topic of “bad writing” surfaces, Twilight and 50 Shades…… Continue reading Attn: Writers of Fiction or Otherwise–50 Shades Won. Get Over It.
Perhaps one of the most emotional dreams I’ve had in my life is this one. It had many layers; a dream within a dream. At the time I thought “this would make a great story,” but there’s no time for a book deal. There’s a heart to this issue. I have to address that first.…… Continue reading “I’m not your Sarah, or your Alice…just Teresa.” (Dream Journal 2)
Some days, I force myself to sleep. Long after sunrise…sometimes, past lunchtime. I wake up and go back to sleep over and over immersing myself in a long, drawling succession of dreams where—good or bad—it feels most like home. There are many days that I am noticeably different when I wake up. Something in my…… Continue reading Spending Time With My Subconscious (Dream Journal 1)
I’ve steered clear of eating meat (especially red meat) for over a week now, and every day that goes by the more convinced I am that I’ll never go back to my ultra-carnivorous lifestyle. I’ve come to conclusions about meat through a variety of channels—health, conscious, general disgust—but you’ll never believe how it all started.…… Continue reading My Strange, Surprising Path to a Veggie Diet
Our hands turn black at the end of April when the dewberries are ripe for picking. Fresh blooms on the country side give fragrance to the air reminiscent of lush mountains, and I can almost see them rising up around me. When spring comes, nature produces outdoor treasures that make staying inside less tempting than…… Continue reading How to Spring Clean Your Home, Body and Mind