Author: islandglow

Dear TSA

Dear TSA, You are my sunshine. I will brag about you to anyone who will listen. I called you on Thursday morning in a worried frenzy. I was overly anxious and driving myself nuts about flying with my son for the first time. He’s 13…and has autism. I was worried about airport security and how his anxiety would create a…

Layers

Several years ago, I acquired a set of two matching, handmade floor lamps. They fell right out of the 70’s. Hard. They are extremely heavy, and appear to be made of some kind of real wood. I brought them home because they reminded me of my childhood and my parent’s groovy living room. I liked the feel of the lamps, but…

Perfect

It’s been a minute since I’ve written a blog. It’s not that I haven’t had anything to say. I just haven’t had the energy to put my heart into written word. So I’ve been expressing my creativity in other ways… I think it’s pretty obvious that I love to create. It’s who I am. I am happiest when I am…

Ready

Last week I received a Facebook message from an old friend. Her youngest son had been diagnosed with autism, and our mutual friends suggested she contact me for guidance and support. That happens a lot. And I’m happy to respond and help when I can. After we set details and coffee, I accepted her friend request and went to her…

Divergent

I have always been different. But it’s just the past 4 or 5 years that I have really, truly enjoyed and reveled in it. I kind of march to the beat of my own hippie-diva conga drum. For example, this would be me on the far right: I wear unique stuff. I have big hair. I prefer Indian or Greek…

Stained

Most of the time I am pretty even-tempered. But every once in a while, I blow my stack. And when I do, it ain’t pretty. Friday night was one of those times. I was exhausted after a very long and thankless work week. I just wanted to come home after my cousin’s surprise party and collapse to sleep. But my…

Bye bye 2017

Bye bye 2017… cue the confetti, champagne…and that old Dan Fogelberg song when he runs into his ex in the grocery store. Because that’s what I’m visualizing and hearing in my head as I write this. … I noticed about a week ago that some friends were posting their best nine photos from 2017…so I started to sort through mine.…