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Diary of a Diva

French Food

To the sober person, adventurous conduct seems insanity.— Aristotle I awoke to the same rhythmic rocking that had lulled me to sleep seven hours earlier. I could hear David stirring on the bunk above, an indication

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Stairway to Hell

When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.— Susan Heller The ridiculousness of my situation did not occur to me until the

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The pain passes, but the beauty remains.— Pierre-Auguste Renoir ‘Check out the woman in the red shirt three sizes too small and the guy in purple plaid shorts,” said David. “Eastern European?” I guessed. “Yup,” he

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American Hero

When you’re born, you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front row seat. — George Carlin I stood at the kitchen counter, enjoying a hardboiled egg. Onto

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Toy Story

Toys were lots of fun before they became capitalist tools. — Beth Copeland Vargo The thermostat read 85, but it felt more like 100. Jen and I sat side by side on the warm concrete, swishing

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When I’m good I’m very, very good, but when I’m bad I’m better. — Mae West I sensed the conversation was drawing to a close, so I stopped pacing back and forth on the rug. We’d

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Gym Rats

An hour of basketball feels like 15 minutes. An hour on a treadmill feels like a weekend in traffic school. — David Walters I was five minutes in; by ten minutes, sweat would begin to trickle

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