Not the Righteous Rape

If it wasn’t for Date Rape He’d never get laid. Aaaahh… Sublime circa 1992. There I am at 12 years old rebelliously using my parents’ coffee table as a stage with three of my best friends, belting out the lyrics to Date Rape. To us there’s nothing more to that song than a catchy beat … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Grandfather

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, Birthdays, Graduations, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Those are some of the holidays I spent with my Grandfather. Holidays we all spent with Grandfather. My grandfather was a family man, he was a brother, an uncle, a son, a nephew, … Continue reading

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Chasing Ray

Dear First Love, Life is no longer like a box of chocolates, I seem to now always know exactly what I’m going to get. I’m going to get a slightly different version of the first I’ve been chasing. I watch a lot of Criminal Minds- it’s my all time favorite Criminal show currently and one … Continue reading

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Elijah Rock’d the Jazz Night in Hollywood

Dear Los Angeles, It never fails to amaze me how we can walk the streets of any city in the universe and have no idea who walks among us.  Tuesday night I had the pleasure of uncovering another of Los Angeles’ prizes amid its trove of treasures. Every Tuesday my mother and I attend KJAZZ’s Hollywood and … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Brings Thoughts of Romance

Dear Uncle Sam, On this very important day in history there are so many things people are celebrating and so many ways people will celebrate. On this beloved day many are swept away with the love and honor and recognition they have for their country and for the many men and women who have paved … Continue reading

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Does Ex-Boyfriend Automatically Mean New Best Friend?

Dear Greg Behrendt, Naturally when I broke up with my boyfriend I lay in bed listening to Allure “All Cried Out”, eating ice cream and reading It’s Called a Breakup Because it’s Broken and I used your amazing words of wisdom to get me through what otherwise could have been a very difficult time of life. … Continue reading

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Is Love Ever Really Lost?

Dear Heartbreak, It’s amazing how easily I could dismiss the love that was lost as not meant to be but the heartbreak that continues to cling on seems inevitable. For some odd reason it was so easy to accept that the love just wasn’t what I thought the love was and even easier to accept … Continue reading

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Jagged Edge Releases The Remedy

Dear Brian, Brandon, Kyle and Wingo, Thank you for the release of your seventh album. I’ve been listening to you for the last 15 years and as I anxiously awaited The Remedy I couldn’t help but be excited because I knew it was going to be different than The Babymaking Project in that this would … Continue reading

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All That Diva in One Little Cup

Dear Francine and Carinne, I thank you for digging back into 75 years worth of history and taking a concept that was amazing and didn’t quite work out the first time and transforming it into something that has worked since 2003 and works amazing! Women are slowly catching onto the concept of the Diva Cup … Continue reading

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