Life 101

Once upon a time, my mom was a sinfully gifted country-pop singer and songwriter. The pitter-patter of her perfectly manicured fingers dancing across the keys is the score to my youth. As they sent echoes of notes swirling down the hallway. I was about four years old, my parents had divorced and Mama took to […]


It’s been almost a year since the rumble of Irma’s clouds chased us all the way back to West Coast — as it was the only flight left as the projected Cat. 5 barreled toward our Tampa Bay. Just days before she courted our waters, our ever-inprogress-home crumbled.  Our ceiling had fallen. Yes, the sky […]