Jena Strong

Partners in Crime

To break from the past is to be free. A thousand poets and survivors have said it better–that the only prisons are the ones we create, the ones we chain … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

She Loves It When I Get My Way

Want to know what I mean–and what on earth it has to do with you? Read Mani’s latest post here. And check out the new page on my blog, too!

July 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Too Short to Worry and Too Long to Wait

OK, I am getting off of Pinterest now, where I have been sucked into looking at fall harvest recipes for a wedding potluck, and also tattoo ideas–birds, bridges, and Hebrew … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · 6 Comments

How Was Your Day?

Sixteen small white moths fluttering, flailing, around the bare fluorescent bulb outside the deck door. That’s how many I counted. The whirring buzz of the air-conditioner in our bedroom window, … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

What Spirit Will Do. {poetry}

I’m very, very happy to have a poem published at Rebelle Society for the first time. And hopefully not the last. What Spirit Will Do. {poetry}. I wish I could … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

I Don’t Know What I’m Doing, By the Way

I don’t know what I’m doing, by the way. This is what I said to Mani, as we got ourselves situated to work and write over iced lattes. Starbucks in … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · 8 Comments

Tying the Knot

What do we mean, when we say we’re tying the knot? This morning in the shower when I closed my eyes, warm water running down my face and over my … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · 4 Comments

It Was a Monday, and Holy

Friends came all the way from North Carolina to make a stop at our house for the night, en route to a wedding in Queens. They gave us a gift, … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · 6 Comments

Honey Moon

Mani had an anaphylactic reaction this week to pistachios and went by ambulance to the ER on Wednesday morning. The paramedic turned the heart monitor around when he noticed she … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · 9 Comments
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