Grief Is My Writer’s Block

I reconnected with my mom in her hospital room on October 16th and was with her when she died on October 21st. Watching my mother rapidly die, and the way in which that death came about was one of they most painful experiences of my life. I’m still struggling with both not being surprised because it was something I saw coming, and being shocked because it was the result of so many choices she made that a healthy person would have avoided. Read more

The Mother-Daughter Moment I Always Wanted was with My Daughter

I think it’s always hurt me that we never had any fucking Hallmark card, 1/800 Flowers’ Mother’s Day commercials together. Sadly, what we did have was more Postcards from the Edge meets August Osage County at a Billy Graham Revival. Read more

What Do You Do When the Love Is Lost with Your Adult Sibling?

If the Olympics held a full-contact, verbal-gaslighting competition I bet the judges would have a really hard time deciding which one of you would get the gold which would get the silver. Read more

Kevin Smith’s Amazing Week with Prince

There are so many amazing takeaways. The way Kevin grills Prince’s staff member about the specific details of his active wear is exactly how a woman would’ve handled it. I actually said to my husband, “See this?! This is exactly what I would’ve done. This is how you ask questions!” Read more

Not The Onion: Why Conservative Women Are So Pretty

Congratulations Women of the Right, men are allowing you to believe things that are allowing you to be free. Read more

And the Academy Award for Most Obnoxious Prince Memorial Blog Title Goes to:

Prince wasn’t Family Research Council he was Black Lives Matter. Read more

3 Things I Love About My Estranged Mom

Jesus Christ was my step-dad and my mom disco sexed him all day long. Read more

Day 2: Prince Still Dead

But with Prince I feel like I lost a family member. The last time I felt like this was when my grandfather died, and he was the most important man in my life Read more

Today is the Day that the Music Died RIP Prince

TMZ reported 5 minutes ago that Prince died. Today is the worst day ever. I can’t. Read more

Pinterest, Parenting & Loving Mom

I bet Bono spends hours pinning pictures of caftans because his second career is going to be as a unisex caftan designer which will be both amazing and break the 7th Seal. Read more

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