Month: November 2016

RAW Journal Kernels – J. Depp

Stuck in a “Shining Closet”

From The Last Bordello: In Madam Fannie’s voice, she and her “girls,”and Meta – who was misled to the bordello – must wait out a storm in the crawl space under the stairs. I shifted my knees, trying to get comfortable. “Girls, if this…

Can I serve my server an arrest warrant?

ERG! Woke up this morning to discover my server wasn’t delivering emails. That meant not being able to accurately keep up with my fellow bloggers. 😦 It seems to be working now, so tomorrow, I have three main items on my agenda list. Go…

The booming business of hate

Originally posted on Ends and Beginnings:
“The timing is not good. We are black. We are Muslim. We are Somali. We are all the negative stigmas.” – Omar Hassan, speaking in reference to the country’s increasingly intensified anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim fears I believe, with all my…

Like a Rodeo Bull

From The Last Bordello (1901). Madam Fannie Porter talks to Reba, her best friend and co-worker.   Reba’s voice brought me out of my doldrums. She stood just inside the kitchen, her hip holding open the screen door. “Freshness growing from the ground up….

RAW Journal Kernels – Fertile

Don’t we all feel this way sometimes?

We will not go back!

This blog post is dedicated to strong women and the men who love us. In history, although suppressed by politics, there have always been strong women.  In the 1800’s women couldn’t fathom the idea of breaking, or even reaching a glass ceiling. I know. We’re closer today,…

My only worry …

Last night, we celebrated a late Thanksgiving with our kids and grandkids. The house was perfectly chaotic and I loved every moment. Today, I sit back and relax (well, and blog). At this moment, my only worry is wondering if the fresh-pressed beet juice is…

Entering the Insane Asylum

The Pungent smell of an insane asylum. From The Last Bordello (voice of Sadie): My limbs shook. My knees buckled. The men in white held fast to my elbows and pulled me toward a thick wooden door. When opened, the fragrant air vanished and was replaced…

Raw Journal Kernels – 6

Random journal entry? Yes, except for the top right corner that came from a dream. I was about to step into the water of the  National Mall in D.C. to follow others. I looked down at the water contemplating stepping in, when two Marines,…