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“life isn’t always a fairytale.”

Me and Jos all decked out at church as girls.     I posted a quote from Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple” this morning on Facebook. It led to a long string of back and forths on a literature and movies and criticism. In the middle of this, I wrote:   life isn’t always a…

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Pelo Malo.

    Yesterday evening, I was chatting with a neighbor, Veronica, for the first time. She’s an adorable little 20 year old who rooms with her older sister and a couple of her college friends. As we gabbed on about our apartment building and her amazement that I’m 31 when, in her opinion, I look…

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Six months.

  Today marks six months since Joscelyne passed, and since I got all emo a little over a week ago, I’ll skip that today and celebrate her memory. Here are some of her favorite songs:          

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What dreams may come.

    I woke up from a long nightmare this morning. In this dream, I was in my mother’s house, sitting on the floor of the living room. Angry and sad that Joscelyne was dead. Angry and sad because I felt that only I truly cared anymore.   I got up and headed out to…

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Look at this photograph.

    Randy, my friend of fifteen years, came over yesterday morning. I made coffee on my Kuerig. He brought danish.   His paternal grandmother passed of cancer and the memorial was Saturday. Dutiful grandson, he delivered the eulogy. He had emailed it to me last week to proofread.   Carol Frantz was born on…

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She’s got a bouquet.

      Since I got inked in memory of Joscelyne, our cousin Shay and her best friend Jen did, too. All lilies. I know the Diva would be quite pleased, having us walk around with visible reminders of her.   It’s those invisible ones that so many of us carry in our hearts that…

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Some Saturday stuff- April 13th.

Zoe plays Vanna White by displaying my two new book purchases.       After gettiing some positive feedback from last week’s Saturday stuff post, I figured I’d do it again today. Funny how totally different my mood is this Saturday, though. While last week I woke up in a mood to do yoga, I’m…

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Sing about me.

  Jos and Zoe, a month before her death.       When the sad news that 27 year old Matthew Warren, son of Pastor Rick Warren, had taken his own life broke this weekend, millions of Christians stopped to say a prayer for the grieving family. I prayed, too, and then stopped to think…

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Death, no more

    Last November, my little sister Joscelyne died. She was 28, married with two kids, Justin and Sophia. She loved cooking, baking and singing. She had earned one master’s degree, and was in the midst of completing another. She loved fashion- shoes, dresses, makeup and jewelry. She was a complete celebrity gossip hound- Kim…

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Who do you say I am?

      “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Christ.” Mark 8:29   That verse always stuck out to me. Jesus asking Peter a seemingly simple question, but one actually loaded with profundity. Yesterday, while texting with a friend, she revealed to me she…

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