Whitney Houston, Mickey Rourke, Jennifer Hudson, Mackenzie Phillips: What comes to mind when you hear these celebrities names? I know the one I hear. It's "comeback."
When Jennifer Hudson sang at the Super Bowl at the beginning of this year, the media went wild with Hudson comes back headlines, and they should have. If you had faced what Hudson faced--your mother, brother, and nephew all murdered in the same day--could you have gone before millions less than three months later to sing?
I saw it in my own eyes. A disconnection. Desperately searching for a sense of self, I studied my portrait in the mirror. It was a courageous move on my behalf. Since the onset of the increasing weight gain, it has been very difficult for me to look at my own image in the mirror. Why should I? The person staring back at me is someone I barely recognize much less someone I truly know. But this time I did. My face was much fuller than the thin heart shape face I once arrogantly carried. Still, I could almost see it, as if it was stil...more
The following poetic rant is inspired by a routine performed by the comic, William Stephenson. His routine starts, "Hey little girl on the cellphone..." It is about the annoyance of over-hearing cell phone conversations, especially inane ones.
Here they come again, cards and even better, envelopes bearing holiday newsletters and photos and tales of travels and details about what life brought and what it took away during this year that’s ending soon.
Last year, after the Rebound Guy and I called it quits, my girlfriends and I had dinner at this cute, quaint Italian restaurant in Broad Ripple. After we had all deconstructed every relationship under the sun, the girls suggested I create a profile on an online dating site….namely Match.com. Appalled, I announced….”I do not have trouble meeting men…” to which they responded…. “WHO??...more
Ahh... the holidays are upon us... Images of sugar plums dancing in our heads while dreaming if Santa Claus will be providing us with treats (or a big fat lump of coal) under our Christmas trees. Who am I kidding?! That is what I want.. those images on the books I read to my son at bedtime.
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