Once More – Back to Rehab – Take 4

‘”Tis a lesson you should heed, try, try again. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. Then your courage should appear, for if you will persevere, you will conquer, never fear, try, try, try again…” -from A Selection of Hymns and Poetry for the Use of Infant Schools and Nurseries, 1838 They […]

A Rebel Without Pause

If the world said go right, she’d go left at every turn. If they said children should be seen, not heard, she’d do her best impression of a buffalo herd. If they said be quiet, meek and mild, she went loud, intense and wild. If they said be like we believe you to be, who […]

Fear and Self-Loathing in Sacramento

It was a dark and stormy night in late December in a small cow town with big-city dreams called Sacramento that brought Michelle Marie Me into this world. The doctor was leaving for a golf/Christmas holiday in Florida and I wasn’t quite ready to join the world just yet, so he induced labor and I […]

An Embarrassment of Riches

I started writing this post on Christmas Eve 2018, three days after my party celebrating my retirement from the City of Folsom after 21 years of service. The good, the bad, the punching walls in stalls of the ladies’ room so I wouldn’t punch an actual person, such as that annoying next door neighbor that […]

Intentions – Part 1

It is nearing the close of 2020 (see ya!) and the New Year is approaching and with it, the whole New Year’s Resolution or as I have adapted New Year’s Intention. This year is a four-part intention to help me work on the four areas of myself and my way of living that I feel […]

The Promise

“Promise me you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves that you forget, truly forget, how much you have always loved to swim” –Tyler Knott Gregson One of my big little brothers sent me this some time ago, as if in answer to the questions […]

Omission and Excess

“Things can be abused in one of two ways; by omission or by excess.” – Dad Dad was an incredibly intelligent and wise man. Intelligence works best if you are able to have the discipline to make difficult or demanding choices, to be able to see potential disasters or shortcomings in a plan of action […]

Man. Oh Dear, Sweet Man.

Most of you know that I come from a fairly large family; I have one sister who is the oldest, three older brothers and two little brothers. I am sort of the middle child (math is not my strong suit and certainly not fractions or percentages….ugh) so my environment I liken to being in a […]

The Summer of ’89

June 23, 1989 That was the day a genuine, glorious and true miracle did take place at the County Clerk/Recorder’s office and I am here to tell the tale. A young girl in a borrowed and blue Gunne Sax dress held a little baby boy, bouncing him like a bartender working a cocktail shaker, while […]

Brave Doesn’t Mean Without Fear

She walks through the dark parking lot alone; her stride is strong, her attention unwavering. The black velvet night sky decorated in a blanket of stars looks down upon her as she breathes in the quietness like it’s a fine feast she’s savoring. The stillness of the air is broken only by the hoots and […]

Closing Doors, Opening Doors

Yesterday was my last day at the temp job I had been working for a few months. For me, endings are usually bittersweet; I’m sad for the ending, but I know there is a new beginning that will follow eventually. I have a hard time letting go (just in general) and second-guess what I’ve done, […]

Flight of Fancy

Come with me on a flight of fancy. You don’t have to pack a bag or cross the deep blue sea; You already have the way to travel within Just close your eyes and turn your thoughts toward the light and just trust that everything will be all right. Sink into the sweet, soft embrace […]

Fate’s Saving Grace

I wrote this a long, long time ago and have been fortunate enough to have been blessed with these types of loving souls (angels on earth, light workers, good and true friends and family of blood and of choice) throughout my lifetime. It’s to you all I dedicate this poem and all the emotion within. […]