Monthly Archives: November 2015

To the Powers that be

I’m so angry right now.  At life, at myself, at fucking circumstance.  I want to write a beautiful tribute to my grandmother, who I only knew to be kind and supportive.  Instead silent screams rise up in my throat.  I … Continue reading

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Inhabit Beauty. Bring Joy.

Every morning, after Liam leaves for school, Kellen and I play the “Vampire Game” for about an hour before I take him to preschool.  As you might surmise from the name, we pretend to be vampires.  Kellen is Vantrance.  I … Continue reading

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The Heart of the Scene- Excerpt from The Riff Rag

The Riff Rag made a temporary comeback to publish a tribute issue for my brother, Chris Forsythe.  This is the piece I wrote for that tribute.  The issue is out now all over Colorado Springs.  You can find locations on their … Continue reading

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Be happy

The morning I left Colorado for Arizona, by coincidence or providence, “Hey Jude” was playing on the radio as we pulled away.  I gazed upon Pikes Peak and mumbled along to the words, singing softly as tears streamed down my … Continue reading

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For Lisa

I imagine eldest children are often shafted with the role of caregiver, but the bigger the family, the larger the role. A tornado warning had been issued near our house in Peyton.  Was it a warning or a watch?  I … Continue reading

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The Sanctuary of Circles

I remain thankful for the act of creating circles. I was in Target shopping for eyebrow tint when some innocuous thought of Chris entered my brain.  I don’t even remember what it was, something random.  In that moment, I had … Continue reading

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For Rob

The first thing my kids did upon waking today is dump the contents of their pumpkin buckets and begin sorting the candy.  It’s the day after Halloween.  That’s what you do. As I watched them divvying their candy into groups, … Continue reading

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