hummingbird hello flutters by without a sound silence speaks volumes
My Aunty Shirley turns 80 today. She is a light in all our lives. At her Zoom party (because of course we had a Zoom party), someone asked her what the secret is to a long and happy life. What she said inspired my poem tonight. I love her so much. I hope you allContinue reading “get busy loving”
(a haiku) hiatus last week. i might take one this week, too. i’m really tired.
Hello! I just submitted my finals! And I am so tired. And I’ve decided tonight to share one of the fruits of my labor. I wrote a sitcom pilot! Now, it’s no Office sequel, but I think I held my own. Here’s the script of the opening act of my pilot episode! And send meContinue reading “i wrote a sitcom pilot”
Fifty-two weeks. Fifty-two Sundays. Sixty-four posts. Countless words. One incredible year. I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out what to say in this post, and not a lot of time actually writing things down. Have I ever done something for this long? Anything? What do I say? What message is so important–whatContinue reading “52 things.”
I hope everyone is home and safe. A 7pm curfew here in Jamaica (and school opening pushed back one month) has many of us wondering what the coming weeks will look like. On our family video chat this afternoon, we talked about finding our joy in the things we can control and letting go ofContinue reading “the great calm”
I often struggle with knowing what to write. I started this blog to write about things that matter. To me. To someone. I’m about one month away from week 52, and I don’t really know how I feel about that. More often than not, I quip that each week may finally be “the week.” TheContinue reading “i am here”
Last week’s poem was pretty heavy and pretty personal, so I decided to shake things up a bit. After reading this week’s piece, let me know if you can tell how many romcoms I’ve watched this week. Pretty sappy stuff. Enjoy!
This weekend, my father, my sister, and I climbed to the peak of Jamaica’s Blue and John Crow Mountains. It was a challenge. And it wasn’t really our challenge. It was one of my mom’s bucket list destinations. We did our best to get her there. I wore her sneakers. Talk about walking a mileContinue reading “i climbed to the Blue Mountain peak”