May 31, 2015 Dear Darkened Rose, I'm going to ramble off like a journal entry for a bit. Today, I need to express that I am quite achy and struggling a bit. Happy belated Mother's Day, on this last day of May (I promised you a second letter, so here it is). I increased my… Read More "4.1 – Humidity, Desert, Flood."
May 3, 2015 Dear Darkened Rose, Last month, I took care of loads of busy (somewhat meaningless) achievements. My awareness has grown a bit acuter because of them. I am discovering renewed routes to challenges that I have either neglected or denied in the past. I was a quitter. Lack of foundation molds a perfect… Read More "1.5 – Evolve"
March 30, 2015 Dear Darkened Rose, This month has felt overwhelmingly busy, yet again. I spent some time adventuring with a few of my most valued friends. I managed to participate in SXSW events with various groups of people, and soak up some free time with Jane, the babies, and Daddy. I did FEMA trainings,… Read More "1.4 – Keep Good Company"
February 27, 2015 Dear Darkened Rose! I just wrote it down at work 2/27/2015--the 50th anniversary of your birth/your half century celebration of womb emigration! I partially planned, and only slightly procrastinated, to get this letter ready for your birthday. Happy Birthday, WOMAN! Momma! Momma! Momma! Great things are happening next month. I have felt… Read More "1.3 – Half-Century and Valentine Celebration Collaboration"
January 20, 2015 Dear Darkened Rose, Holidays drive me insane! As you know, I am never fully ready for them gift-wise, but this last December even my plans were pretty tentative until the last-minute. I grew to be a bit frustrated with myself, but it was a great time to gain this newly nurtured faculty of self-awareness.… Read More "1.2 – Remember and Know Me"
December 20, 2014 Dear Darkened Rose, I'm getting a tattoo for Daddy. It won't be near as big as the one I got for you. It's going to be the lyrics to a song he would sing to me in his handwriting. You know the one. We've always danced to it at your nieces' and… Read More "1.1 – Remember and Know Them"