Eleven years ago, I was holding onto my father’s arm as he walked me down the aisle towards my husband. I was happy and giggly, confident what I was doing was the right thing. I was looking forward to experiencing life with my hubby; facing all of the good and the bad as a team. … Continue reading Difficult
My 50th birthday is less than a month away. If you had told me when I was 25, that 25 years from then, I'd be divorced with no children, living in my hometown, I would have popped you in the mouth. But here I sit, in the very home that was inhabited by my aunt, … Continue reading Wait Not.
When you were younger, did you move out of your parent's home to share a living space with a roommate? No doubt your memories of that time are positive and likely negative. Living with someone has many challenges, but singles in their later years are reconsidering this type of living arrangement. Communal living or cohousing, … Continue reading All Options On The Table: Communal Living for Singles
Hey love! Come in! We have a spot that has been carefully planned with you in mind. For us. Sistah,You've been on my mindOh Sistah, we're two of a kindSo sistah,I'm keepin' my eyes on you We are single, mature (40+) Black women with no children. Single or childless by divorce, by death or by choice, … Continue reading Welcome Home Sis!
Last night, my great-nephew spent the night with me. He was all arms and legs and head butts and scratchy, long toenails, trying to stretch out. I managed not to be thrown onto the floor during the night, barely. After he went to sleep and was still and quiet, I took advantage of the rare … Continue reading Auntie’s Baby
Sunday was extraordinarily beautiful in Soda City. I had been in my office all day, writing, while longingly staring out the window. I was listening to the radio and the announcer was doing a live feed from the One House Music Festival. Being a child of the 90s, my interest was piqued about this event. … Continue reading Show and Prove, Heifer!
Soda City is hopping this weekend with things to do. Between The Okra Strut, Pride, the Italian Festival, the Plant and Flower Festival and Nationwide Smithsonian Free Museum Day, Saturday was not a day where being bored was an option. A little for everyone. But of course, I was headed AWAY from all the festivities, … Continue reading The Stray