My Ego & The Manners Police

I barged into a restaurant door. The first person I saw was a waitress. I said “Excuse me, where is the singer standing?” He was belting out one of my daughter’s favourite songs, drawing us in like the Pied Piper.  He was nearing the end of the song. I wanted to see my girl’s face when he got to her favourite part. The waitress just … Continue reading My Ego & The Manners Police

What makes YOU smile? (You are Enough)

I received an email last week telling me that my poem “YOU are enough” had been pinned to a wall. A real wall in a real office that did not belong to me (or any member of my family). Do you know what that means to someone like me?   Firstly, it sows panic. It feels like standing naked at a traffic light. Because, let’s … Continue reading What makes YOU smile? (You are Enough)

I believe in the women that have gone before me

I believe in the women that have gone before me. I believe in proper spelling and full sentences. I believe in using punctuation. I believe in kaftans, turbans, doeks and head wraps. I believe in bookclub. I believe that bookclub should be 10% about books. I believe in space cleansing. I believe that each time my ego has driven my decision, I have not made … Continue reading I believe in the women that have gone before me