A Song

 We have known each other for more than 20 years. But only in passing. She has been a fixture on the music scene for longer than I have known her. … Read the rest “A Song”


These are my favorite jeans to wear out in the world, anywhere and everywhere. If I could, I would wear them every day.  But since the caronavirus, there has been nowhere to go and nowhere to where them.… Read the rest “#denimday”


I grabbed my keys, walked to my car under the late night sky, plugged in my phone, turned on the ignition, found my playlist “Roadtrip”and hit shuffle.… Read the rest “Shift”

Thank You

 I am doing my part. But not bravely, like the thousands of health care workers, nurses, and doctors who are on the front lines.

 I am doing my part. … Read the rest “Thank You”


I voted. But not bravely, like the hundreds of  Wisconsinites who were forced to choose between their health and fundamental right to be heard.

I am doing my part.But… Read the rest “Vote”


In the blink of an eye, the world changed. Schools closed. Bars and restaurants closed.  All non-essential businesses closed. And here at the Pfister so did the Cafe, Blu, the Lobby Lounge and, of course, my own Tuesday Chai.As… Read the rest “Dance”

Making Chai & Finding Home

Often times I find inspiration in the smallest of moments. Many of these moments happen when I am making chai. On weekends, I share them with my sweet Samara and Rana, making chai as I have done so many times since they were little, in either the early morning light or warm afternoon glow of the sun.… Read the rest “Making Chai & Finding Home”

International Women’s Day 2020

they stretch far into the horizon catching the sun, my hopes  and my dreams they promise of endless beginnings and  just- within-reach skies of open borders and soft   landings of freedom and choice for all the girls and women happy international women’s day this IS ALWAYS has been, and ALWAYS will be our time to fly… Read the rest “International Women’s Day 2020”