High heels, a gun, and a bible

Some teenage girls have best friends and cliques. I had accomplices. Amanda, was one of my steadfast teen partners in crime. She and I covered a lot of ground in the years we ran together. At any given moment we found ourselves on one end of Long Island or the other and anywhere in between,Continue reading “High heels, a gun, and a bible”

Cat Tales 🖤

I’m grieving … I’m grieving a 17 lb black cat named Massacre. A 17 lb black cat who 16 Valentine Days ago was born to a feral park dwelling mama. Massacre and I had something in common… My mother dwelled in the same park and was a bit feral herself. Shortly after this (then) scrawnyContinue reading “Cat Tales 🖤”

In “Deanna” wants me 🎶

I say “stories that are mine to tell”, but is this one really mine? Many memories overlap and intersect with someone else’s, but this story does not live in the black and white world of my memory vs theirs, having been created during shared experiences, thus creating a story we both call our own. ThisContinue reading “In “Deanna” wants me 🎶”

2% 2 late 🇮🇹

So to the question “where’s my Italian?”…Turns out I have an answer… I tracked down 2% of it! As ancestry improves the science behind determining dna, results become tweaked to be more and more accurate. With this fine tuning my ancestral connection to Wales has become very prominent and just for a fun little (hahaContinue reading “2% 2 late 🇮🇹”

Shared memories…

Memories of someone else’s memories passed down through the years, delicately intertwined with memories of my own. Memories of words, and images, scents, and sounds, live in my mind with crisp detail, while some are shades of gray, obscured by the shadows in which they were created. Memory is a tricky thing. Many times I’veContinue reading “Shared memories…”