Desert Sky

There is beauty in the desert that I have never before seen. I don’t like the desert. I don’t know what to do with it. I am a…

Full Moon

Sated at last, she rose from his bed. Full to bursting in her scarlet wantonness, she begins her lazy …

oxtails
Aunt Una’s Oxtails

This is my Aunt Una’s oxtail recipe which I have modified over the years. I have had a 15 year v…

Black Love

The mainstream perception of the ‘angry black woman’ and the ‘brutish black man̵…

Black Pussy Matters

My pussy did not wake up last Saturday morning, put on a pointy pink pussy hat, jump on a train to downtown, to march in the Women’…

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Thank You

Thank you for all for your kind words of sympathy in the wake of my Aunt Pat’s passing. You have touched my heart. Death is such an integ…

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Giving Thanks

When my daughter was three and it was time to teach her to pray, I reached back to my own childhood only to be horrified by the prayers t…

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Crossroads

WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAKE THE FUCK UP!!!!!!!!!!     Sweet Jesus! Look what we have Spawned!!!!!  The PEOPLE have Spoken….a…

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the sea

Time and Breath

A few days ago at work, a lovely young woman came up to me and demurely asked, “Miss Toussaint, what advice would you give someone …

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Moving

One deep breath……….. away from tears. I feel it deep down in my belly, the aching, bilious retching of release  –…

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Buddha

I Miss My Friend

I miss my friend. As my brain struggles with not struggling against the reality that my friend is dead…that he has fled to a place,…

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Sacred Appointments

There are no accidents in life or in death. I rose to muffled voices in the next room. Still tired from the night before, the day before,…

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Men

I am 56 years old, been married once (maybe twice), and will probably attempt it, well… thrice. Being single for the last 15 years,…

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oxtails

Aunt Una’s Oxtails

This is my Aunt Una’s oxtail recipe which I have modified over the years. I have had a 15 year vegetarian fall off the wagon after …

Chicken Sandwich
Chicken Chutney Sandwich

I always love the combination of sweet and savory. Don’t be afraid of seemingly odd combinations…

Grandparents
Nana’s Catfish

It is an overused phrase, but true nonetheless…It takes a village to raise a child. As both my p…

Honey Do Breakfast

2 eggs or egg whites Chopped zucchini Chopped onions Chopped tomatoes Chopped peppers Sharp Cheddar Ch…

Only The Shallow Know Themselves……

The older I get, the more I surprise myself. I would consider myself a spiritual person, a conscious person, a reasonable problem-solving…

Dating with Children…..

Dating with children is really, really hard. In fact, I found it to be impossible. I never really date…

school project
Mother Teresa in a Tutu

When my daughter called me and said, “Mom, can you please find me a dress form? I want to design…

The Room In Between

Secrets and Lies. A lie between two people is like a vacant room yawning between two occupied ones. Yo…

Mom, I’m Fine

My daughter’s first day of preschool was one of the worst days of my motherhood life. She was 3 …

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