Nervous Knots

True Confessions and Crochet

Thank You John Bradshaw

“Family secrets can go back for generations. They can be about suicides, homicides, incest, abortions, addictions, public loss of face, financial disaster, etc. All the secrets get acted out. This … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Renovation Porn

Pookie and I watch a lot of home improvement shows. We call it “Renovation Porn.” Think about it. To paraphrase a certain dictionary definition, these programs demonstrate renovation for the … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Granny Lust

I love babies. I love my babies, I love your babies, I love all babies. My baby boys were so, so pretty. They smelled sweet (except when they didn’t). They … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thank You Melody Beattie

“For each of us, there comes a time to let go. You will know when that time has come. When you have done all that you can do, it is … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Blogging Experience, Episode 3: Twists and Turns

The other day I started writing an essay about my obsession with crochet and it turned into a discourse on how, sometimes, love hurts. In writing this blog, things like … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

I Married a Very Saxy Man

In a previous post I mentioned how Pookie and I met; he and his dad were long-time members of a community jazz band when I joined as a singer. Pookie was playing … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pookie’s Pad Thai

I grew up in a beef-eating household. Charcoal grilled or oven broiled steak (always well done), chicken fried steak, pot roast, hamburgers, meat loaf, spaghetti with meat sauce…if it was … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

the semicolon project

Originally posted on hpwritesblogs:
Today I went to a tattoo artist, and for $60 I let a man with a giant Jesus-tattoo on his head ink a semi-colon onto my…

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

How to Spell Obsession: C-R-O-C-H-E-T

My blog tagline is “True Confessions and Crochet.” Clearly I’ve covered the true confessions part. And the crochet, you ask? Ay yi yi. Back in the winter months I was … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Fine Art of Self Care

Y’all know the flight attendant safety talk you get every time you board an aircraft? You hear about fastening your seatbelts and emergency exits and what to do in the … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

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