To Be Seen As We Truly Are

To Be Seen As We Truly Are

The kitchen cupboards in the house I bought a few years ago were white.  And although clean and chic, on a whim last year, I took all the doors off and painted them turquoise.  I can now see all of the beautiful pottery I have and the color of the cupboards is so...
Some Are A Melody

Some Are A Melody

There are many songs and poems about staying forever young. But what does that really mean? Doing foolish things, not a care in the world, playing in the rain, laughing at silly jokes, talking to our friends for hours, listening to music, learning new things, dancing...
Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free

Somehow, saying we are Cruelty Free seems better than saying We Do Not Test On Animals.  Just the words ‘test on animals’ never felt right to write, as the images it paints in my mind are of rats in cages as scientists in white jackets injected them with...
Time After Time

Time After Time

This is me, a few years ago, walking with my daughter and my friend Brittney in downtown Grand Haven to watch fireworks on the 4th of July. Time after time, I look back on pictures of me and think “what in the world was I thinking, going out dressed as I...
Stay Weird

Stay Weird

 I wish I could say that this was a staged photo or that I asked them to look absurd for a photo op.  Truth is, I came downstairs to ask my son, who was working on his drumset, a question and saw my other kids playing video games with their ski googles on.  I...