Growing up, my family of six would take a summer vacation each year in our big, brown van. With sleeping bags, coolers, and pillows, we were crammed like a bunch of silvery fish in a can, traveling hundreds of miles just to get to the next KOA camp. Between braiding hair, singing Disney songs, and … Continue reading silence

a narration of an incident or a series of events

Everyone loves a good story. Whether in the form of still pictures, words on a page, moving images, audible noise or paint on a canvas, stories are deeply desired. Action, mystery, romance, horror, comedy or grand matters not, as long as the story captures the readers and turns them into participants in the story.I … Continue reading a narration of an incident or a series of events

smelly fish

So I bought some fresh, wild-caught fish. I had great intentions to season it, bake it, and eat it with a side of Caribbean-style fried rice, and steamed veggies. How tender and flavorful the fish would be, I imagined in my head as I unloaded my groceries. I counted down the days until the date marked with … Continue reading smelly fish


There's a process each vinedresser undertakes during the winter months in order to prevent the vines from growing into a mass of tangled, overgrown, unproductive branches. This process is called pruning.And it hurts. I know because it's winter and the Vinedresser has been cutting off and removing superfluous, undesirable twigs, branches, and roots within me. It's … Continue reading pruning


I planted a garden a few weeks ago. Well, actually, E used my bent hand shovel, and I my plastic ice the middle of a thunderstorm, we put little seeds in the dirt, marking off the rows with twigs. Cucumbers, spinach, garlic, onions, carrots, beans, and peppers...planted exactly like Google suggested.And then it rained. … Continue reading weeds