Books

“Annie John” by Jamaica Kincaid

For as long as I can remember I regarded Jamaica Kincaid as one of my favorite authors. However, I had the horrific realization that I couldn't remember any of her works; I couldn't associate a specific element of literature with her. All I knew for sure was her name sounded like poetry and she is… Continue reading “Annie John” by Jamaica Kincaid

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poetry

Disconnect

We weren’t quite in love, perhaps we were very close. The starting line had us pegged as friends — determined to finish as a couple.   You wanted loyalty. I wanted stability. I gave you both, but you handed out lies. You words were poetry and so I listened intently. Your lips did more than… Continue reading Disconnect

Wanderlust

To Market, To Market.

After days of either running jogging walking or working, I made my way to one of my fave towns — Civitanova. Since I have not been out here on a Sunday in a long time, I was pleasantly surprised to see a market was going on. This market did not feature as many vendors as the weekly… Continue reading To Market, To Market.

poetry

Metamorphosis

They called her a bee. A busy body flittering from flower to flower, landing on whatever stamen was in sight.   Drawing nectar for pleasure’s sake, she barely spared thoughts of cross pollination. I observed a caterpillar. A tiny soul feeding her ego but mistaking it for growth. Deep down she was trying to shed… Continue reading Metamorphosis

foodie

Veggie Heaven in a Meat Haven

This platter was a pleasant surprise! First off, I didn't expect it to be so huge. My friend was under the impression that it was going to be a bowl of salad, and I mentally prepared myself to devour such. Instead I was presented with a mini feast of sorts. No complaints at this table.… Continue reading Veggie Heaven in a Meat Haven

Music

Childhood Traditions: Doo Wop Bops

Most , if not all, of us have at least one fond memory from our childhood that brings a smile to our faces. Others, have traditions that they take with them well into adulthood. Whilst I have many (like making sure to be at home as New Year's Eve turns into the New Year), one… Continue reading Childhood Traditions: Doo Wop Bops

Weirdish

Conquering Phobias

I have a weird phobia ... Globophobia: a fear of balloons. Now, this isn't an invitation for you to appear in front of me Pennywise style with a bunch of balloons -- that might earn you a punch to the nose. My problem with balloons is that it makes my anxiety blastoff whenever I see,… Continue reading Conquering Phobias