Living Outside the Box

I left Instagram as some of you may know, but I’m keeping a collection of photos up and my account intact so I can keep an eye on things. I do miss interacting with people but it’s for the best. After leaving the fragrance community I’m beginning to realize how many bottles of perfume I…

Handbags

I’m in a period of stylistic shift. The images that others have either projected on me or demanded I adhere to my whole life are ringing more and more false the older I get. A few pieces of myself have always shone through but I’m getting to a point where I’m tired of being anything…

The Person You Hate

It’s been an interesting experiment these last few years online. I started blogging back in 2008 after a good friend back then suggested it. I’ve had two blogs and one Instagram account associated with my current blog. There have been moments of bliss and moments of torment. If you have followed my blog or Instagram…

Alligators, Turtles and Cows

So, if you’ve followed me on Instagram for long enough you may realize that I’m in the middle of a handbag hurricane of sorts. …Basically, I have had this idea of acquiring the perfect handbag for years. And to this day I have yet to find it. For a while I thought the Louis Vuitton…

My Link

When my relatives decided to drill wells on the family land over a decade ago not everyone was onboard with the idea. I was one of those people. I even still find myself cheering the protestors of the pipeline despite the fact that some relatives would love for it to be built. But, being in…

The Mess

I watched Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9” last night. Talk about disturbing. Disturbing in almost every way. There are moments of intense truth in his film that stand like the center of a hurricane – a peace before another torrent of chaos. And by chaos I mean parts of the show that feel like the intellectual…

Exploding The Wall…

As a Valentine’s Day gift to myself I’m going to say, “fuck it” and truly write about myself once with the sort of openness I so long for. So please don’t read this if it’ll just make you upset or if you hate me. Now, I truly hate dishonesty. It also pisses me off to…

Out of the Spotlight

…Something else occurred to me today too. I think there are people on Instagram who have been trying to compete with me and I didn’t/don’t know it. (If you’re reading this blog and you think that that’s you then please don’t be offended. I’m not trying to “call you out” so much as just muse…

Katharine Hepburn

As someone who’s trying to be a decent writer I often worry about the tone of my writing. Or more accurately, I worry about the personality of my words. I mean, I’d bet there’s a proper term for it, but every piece of writing has a personality and over time you can see a definite…

An Average Reassessment

The other day I contended that I’m slightly out of touch with what’s actually “average” as a home price in the US. But…you know…I don’t think I am entirely. …Sadly… No, in part, given the fact that wages have been unfortunately stagnant over the years and given other decisions made in the US over the…