Huachuca, Hood, Bragg, Benning, Leavenworth. Fields of snow, grass and desert sands forge the leader inside the wild flower, Caribbean heat fuels the warrior within. Camp Santiago, Allen, Buchanan, Muñiz. A distinguished career for the mother turned Colonel… Memories reside in these unassailable fortresses, The rest buried under speckled granite, Forever a mystery to the […]
Bold and brave,Kind and compassionate,Articulate and fierce,Strong and unwavering,Chaotic yet organized. These are the traits of a warrior,Of an entrepreneurial soul,Of a resilient spirit. Don’t let failure define you.
The pendulum swings. One minute you are flying high, Successful, brilliant, ruefully optimistic And the next you are broken and beaten, Bruised, Prone on the ground watching others soar. The data of your life gets processed, Based on who you know, what you know and who you are a statistical map gets plotted. Thousands of […]
I had to bite my nerd tongue when one of my peeps stated that people ask him about his son’s name being related to Star Wars. I was expecting him to insert a Luke or Han reference, maybe even a Wes or Lando mention but it turns out his name was Dax! Dax! That is […]
When I turned thirty everything was flying smoothly. The career was taking off. I had just gotten married. Then a miscarriage, my husband’s drinking and layoff sent everything spiraling into a nose dive. We are still recovering from the stall. The promise of a bright future was clouded by a series of unfortunate events that […]
What I like about you the most is your friendly stare, The warmth of your embrace. The encouragement in your whispers. What I like about you the most is the passion in your speech, The many times you claim my heart, my mind and spirit by just being you, By fighting for a world that’s […]
Watching. Waiting. Weak and weary, Thoughtless, careless, Full of whim. Treading unbridled through the forest, Clearing paths with heavy sticks. As far as journeys go, My life is unique in fashion, A road less traveled, Full of curves, cliffs and dead ends. I wipe away the tears of frustration and anxiety, The realization sinking in, […]