A Tiny Gift for Yourself

Poets.org will send you a poem a day to celebrate National Poetry Month. I am┬ásure that a poem a day will soften hard edges and sweeten addled minds. It might even inspire you to greatness, or niceness, or peace. No, Love Is Not Dead by Robert Desnos No, love is not dead in this heart these eyes and this mouththat …

Vanessa McGradyA Tiny Gift for Yourself

This Time Will Be Different

Rodrigo y Gabriela This time will be different. This time I will not quit when it gets hard. This time I will pay attention. This time I will work and work and work until I get it right. This time, I will get good enough so that I don’t have to try. So that I can translate what is happening …

Vanessa McGradyThis Time Will Be Different

Hippie Mom Purse

Every now and then, because I am 40licious and because it’s my site, I will spend a little time on a pedantic retrospective of my career. But I will only load up things I really like. Like this one. Hippie Mom Purse My mother, Colleen Bennett-McGrady, walks me outside our apartment building circa 1969.

Vanessa McGradyHippie Mom Purse