When The Pain Won’t Let Up…

Back in the day, when I was questioning everything, I turned to music. I started with good ole' fashioned 90's rage metal and alternative "confused and angry but also artist-poet" music that blended poetry of pain into chaotic chords... But I finally settled on Pink Floyd. I remember listening to it for the first time [...]

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Julie’s Tape

I had labeled it "Julie's Tape." My teenage son had decided that it would be a fun (and useful) project to convert my ancient collection of cassette tapes (yes, young 'uns, those used to be a thing :)) into digitized form, especially since we sort of no longer even have a tape player.... I cringed [...]

Confessions of an Unbeliever

Wait... what? Shalimamma, an unbeliever?! Yeah, that's right. I may as well cut to the chase. I'm a natural-born skeptic, a Thomas (before he became a saint), a question-asker (is that a word?), a challenger to any and all "boxes" people want to assign me to, which seem logical and easy, but equally seem impossible [...]

Never Enough… ?

I love the movie "The Greatest Showman." Whether it's perfectly historically accurate or not (OK, it's not...), it still, in Hollywood-esque embellished style, makes for an amazing movie (in my humble opinion.) But for me, it's not all the little dramas and the great musical score that get to me... it's one particular scene and [...]

When All You Need Is a Hug…

... even if it's one in your dreams... That was me, even though I would have been too rushed to think I needed one. And not just any hug; I mean a hug where everything suddenly feels right, secure, strong, healed... you know those kinds? They aren't the kind that happen often. Believe me, I [...]