This Blog: A Gift and A Curse

Not very long ago, I was embarrassed by this blog, even while I loved it, and it loved me, even while it tenderly and firmly massaged into existence, some of my best prose. In my writing research, because I was new to the writing world, I needed a way to show my work so that…

Yo! Start Telling Your Stories … Like Right Now

I’m not saying everyone needs to be blogging …. not necessarily. Not exactly.  But! What I know for sure— after being on this love journey of mine for the last eight months, after ninety-nine published blog posts here at OBM, after getting to know myself more deeply— is, everyone has stories to tell. And whether…

Bits & Pieces

I recently entered into deliberate daily silences for extended, consecutive hours of my work day. The decision was inspired by my angels. As usual, I was not necessarily willing …. at first. Now that I’ve spent so many days being quiet, I can see the wisdom in it. ❦ On the eve of the decision…

Pivoting Towards Me Again

I have been doing this pivoting thing, where I address you, then I turn back to myself, and address her, and then once again, I address you, then me, then you and then, me again. I have been making my own head spin. I can’t keep going this way. So I’m starting over again, as…