(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - In the sweetness of friendship

Inspired by NaBloPoMo writing prompt for Wednesday, March 5, 2014: When or where do you feel most like yourself? ...more

When You're Strong... No One Asks If You're Okay

I receive texts, voicemails, emails, facebook messages, etc. all day long... every single day. Majority of them start off as... Not having a good day... can you listen? OMG s/he is driving me insane! Help!! Do you have a minute? I need your advice about... Deal fell through... need help escaping this funk... What do you do when your child does... ...more

This Is Why I Won't Unfriend You

"I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend." - Thomas JeffersonSomething has been really bothering me for a while, and I have to just unload....more

Being Mary Jane … Being the Mistress

Photo Cred: BET.com I refused to get caught up in another television series the ...more
WritergalinATLANTA   Hello, Thanks for your response. I so appreciate it--as I am sure that you ...more

Holding Back the Tears

Holding Back the Tears Yesterday, Jan. 28, was Barbra Watson-Riley’s birthday. Barbra would have been 46. Would have been, because we lost her last November to cancer. Yesterday, there were a lot of memories, pictures and thoughts posted about Barbra on various social media platforms. Looking at them, recalling fun times and viewing the pictures of Barbra with her husband and daughter, made yesterday an emotional day....more

A Note to say Thank You

Dear friends, I want you to know that I am grateful to and for you. Whether you read my words and quietly lurk Or share my posts with others Or take the time to write a comment Thank you for being here. Whether you just happened to drop by today Or you're a brand new friend Or you've been around for awhile Thank you for being here. Whether you only visit occasionally Or subscribe to my blog and read every new post Or catch up with me on Facebook or Twitter Thank you for being here. Whether I know you online Or in "real life" ...more
inevertoldher Thank you! :)more

A Girl Needs Her Friends...Just Ask the Fish

"A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle."  - Irina Dunn...more

Let's Not Be Friends

Dear Mouthy Housewives,There is a woman from the neighborhood who is constantly trying to make plans with me. She is so sweet. And so boring. No sense of humor at all. I don't want to offend her, but I really have no interest in hanging out or developing this friendship. What should I do?Leave Me Alone ...more
Sweet, sensitive and very wise advice.more

How a $1 Donation Turned Around My Holiday

A few weeks ago, I posted a little challenge on my blog to ask people to send me a Christmas card and promising to donate $1 to Pittsburgh's LGBTQ Community Center in exchange - to bolster their membership campaign. It was a very off-the-cuff thing so I didn't expect a huge response....more

My Optimism Teacher

JordanApril 6th, 1976 – December 10th, 2010...more