"If

I waited for perfection,

I would never write a word."

Margaret Atwood

The Cozy Coffeehouse

How conversations over coffee have gotten me through the pandemic (and life.) 

What I crave most is one on one,
genuine connection over coffee
with family and friends.
Nothing fancy, just a latte and some laughs.
Or a tea and some tears.
A time and place to feel seen and heard.

- Welcome to such a place -

If something is on your mind and you would like to start a conversation about it,
please leave a note in the comments and I will write a post to start a dialogue.
The Drip of Divorce

The Drip of Divorce

Navigating the pandemic is hard enough on a family, but divorced families and single parent households, especially families that have children that require care and supervision, get to weather a particularly nasty bitch of a storm. Schools are closed (this was written when they were, anyway) and somebody has to

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Creative Cappuccinos

Creative Cappuccinos

My sanity during Covid has been saved by the creative genius of the entertainment industry. Several quarantined hours have been spent binge watching 7 seasons of shows, reading every genre in hardback, even coloring in coloring books. When my walls were closing in, I could escape to a motel in

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Sobriety at Starbucks

Sobriety at Starbucks

Black. Straight up. How I take my coffee and how I loved my scotch. I have been sober for almost 20 years, Thank God, because I could not imagine what I would be doing during this pandemic. Day drinking while homeschooling or beer bonging while binging Netflix? It is frightening

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and so it begins

And So, It Begins

It was January of 2020. I had started my New Year by announcing through social media that I had recently gotten divorced, moved to a new place, and started a new job. I thought “2020-when everything comes into focus” was going to be my mantra. I had visions of my 

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