I live with my long haired chihuahua and I have always loved to write.
In Praise of My Chihuahua
Not so long ago I lived alone. Not the “single and ready to mingle” kind of alone, the empty nester kind of alone. The kind of alone where you know a lot about people and relationships and you don’t forsee putting either one into your life just to not be alone anymore.
What Time of Day Do You Peak As A Writer
Is there a certain time of day when the words just flow easily or the ideas come to you in a stream with no struggle? Maybe you haven't connected the time with the event, but you should. To notice your own creative rhythms is an important part of being a writer if you want to create a steady stream of output, and income.
My Makeup Journey
Christmas got a lot better when my sister, Kelly, got a job at Dillard’s department store in 1980, complete with an employee discount which she took full advantage of. My parents had declared my brother, sister and me too old for gift giving years before, when I was only eight, but suddenly at fourteen my sister had brought it back into my life and she never disappointed. The gift I craved the most? Makeup. The gift she always plied me with, large, lush and lavish holiday gift boxes of premium department store makeup. Whether it was Estee Lauder or Clinique or some other fine brand, the name I no longer can recall, it was one plastic suitcase full of prime color after another, year in and year out, and I couldn’t have been more thrilled. One year she even threw in a denim dress by Calvin Klein that didn’t even reach my knees, and another year, a generous bottle of Chanel number five. And then she would “do” my makeup for me. And then a little later I would sneak back in front of the mirror and “do” it a little louder by myself, glorying in all the colors on the fold away trays and slide out discs.
Beauty Picks for Oily and Acne Prone Skin
Your face is how you are recognized. The arrangement of your eyes, nose mouth and forty-three muscles that move your face into expressions that are all your own are how people know you. A zit, or two, or more, or a little oil slick across your nose are highly unwelcome on the landscape that is your unique face. That’s why I have written some tips and pointers along with products to help for skin care and makeup for oily and acne prone skin.
Trump Won't Leave Gracefully
I am watching, like most Americans, for the polls to confirm that Donald Trump will no longer be President of the United States of America. Sadly I am less enthusiastic about the positive merits of Biden than I am about just getting rid of Trump. But there is one thing I know, more than eighty percent of murders are committed by family members, Trump has been like the abusive husband to America, and most husbands kill their wives when they are breaking up. This is going to be a mighty big break up.
Donald Trump's Last Stand From the Eyes of an Abuse Survivor
I don’t usually care about elections. I’m jaded. No election has ever changed my life that much, if at all. That’s probably because I’m a member of at least two disenfranchised groups, I’m poor and I’m a woman. But I am eagerly waiting for the results of this 2020 election to come in and say with finality that Donald Trump will no longer be President of the United States. I am not a political pundit or anything else. I am a survivor of domestic abuse and I see Trump as an abusive husband to America and a perpetrator of disrespect and shame to women and minorities.