Moon Walk

The full moon on Friday was glorious!  Big and round and full to bursting, flaunting her shameless crimson orb, she dripped and dropped h…

Trini Hot Chocolate

As a child my Tante Una would make me hot chocolate. She made her own chocolate for cocoa formed on a …

Oxytocysin or Oxycontin

OXYTOCYSIN OR OXYCOTIN I was sitting in my therapist’s office yesterday trying to list the reaso…

I Wish….

As I joyfully await the surprises promised by my family in tribute of the one day that is dedicated to…

Wildflowers

Teach Your Children To Pick Wildflowers. One of the sweetest moments of motherhood  is receiving a flo…

Desert Road

There is a great beauty hidden in the desert that is slowly revealing itself to me. I’m an island girl. I do not like the desert. I…

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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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Trini Hot Chocolate

As a child my Tante Una would make me hot chocolate. She made her own chocolate for cocoa formed on a dark rich ball which she would grat…

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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…

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…

I Wish….

As I joyfully await the surprises promised by my family in tribute of the one day that is dedicated to the ceaseless, often thankless oth…

Wildflowers

Teach Your Children To Pick Wildflowers. One of the sweetest moments of motherhood  is receiving a flo…

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…

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