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The most important writing I do is that which commemorates my kids' birthdays. It gives me a chance as a mother to look back on their growth, to celebrate who they are becoming as people, and to record their personal... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Rox and Roll
On Good Friday, I started writing a very dark blog post. How fitting that on the day we Christians mark crucifixion, I felt that I’d hit rock bottom and wanted to cry to the world “Eli Eli, lama sabacthani” –... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2014 at Rox and Roll
Food has been on my mind a lot lately for hosts of reasons. As most moms do, I'm constantly seeking novel, healthy ways to feed my brood. As well, I'm entering a "training" phase of my life; while I've always... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at Rox and Roll
I'm not sure on which date I clicked Facebook's "like" button for Word Porn, but I can assure you that it was a happy day. Just as Earth Porn stimulates my eyes with tantalizing physical imagery from our magical world,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Rox and Roll
Oh, my heart. This boy. I cannot believe that this is the last year in which I'll have a single-digit child but, since it is, I plan to savor every minute of it. Check out that little hand on mine,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Rox and Roll
Recently, I've been writing a brochure for our local public garden's spring tour. I joked with them from the very beginning that I may know a little bit about farming, but plants and flowers? Well, I could learn. And learn,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at Rox and Roll
Love, at Burning Man 2013 This year, I planned to lay-low on Valentine's Day. It remains my favorite holiday (of 34 years and counting!), but this year, life caught up with me and nixed any plans of a big celebration.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Rox and Roll
Every year, I have my kids write their own "I Have a Dream" speeches. (My favorite of Petunia's is right here.) We read books about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and discuss weighty matters like race, equality, oppression, social justice,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at Rox and Roll
I have been writing for days: writing for work, writing to audition for more work, writing some belated holiday greetings, writing this blog post -- for days. I had some serious meat in a post reflecting on 2013. Deep, chewy,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2014 at Rox and Roll
This space soon will house Roxane's writing and editing portfolio, advisory board information, customer recommendations, and more. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2013 at Once Upon Content Partners
Over the past year, Petunia has been exploring her faith through confirmation classes, called "Confirm not Conform," at our Episcopal church. Next weekend, she will complete the process and become a full member of the church. When I shared with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2013 at Rox and Roll
On Wednesday, Petunia and I had the privilege of being guests of SHN* for the opening night of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. I have long been on record as a huge fan of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2013 at Rox and Roll
Today's shitstorm over Twitter filing to IPO without a woman on the board, and the related articles about whether or not Silicon Valley is a sexist, racist place, and the accompanying Twitter frenzy, has me going /headdesk, /headdesk, /headdesk. You... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at Rox and Roll
Sinead O'Connor's letter to Miley Cyrus about Miley's "Wrecking Ball" video, widely publicized yesterday, pushed me over the edge. I have been biting my tongue over the "Blurred Lines" song and especially video, its "feminist" parody, and the controversy surrounding... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2013 at Rox and Roll
Oh my wow. I had grand plans for this post. There is such a tribute to be made for the most magnificent daughter ever. You know, that girl-child who steals my flat iron and hair products, who outgrew my shoe... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at Rox and Roll
Today, I am two twenties. I have racked my brain for weeks trying to come up with the perfect blog post for this momentous occasion. After all, I am a writer; I have big words, and I know how to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2013 at Rox and Roll
I am not sure how twelve years have passed since September 11, 2001. I am sure, however, that I will spend this day doing what I have done every September 11 since (and including) that fateful day: I will get... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at Rox and Roll
I returned from Black Rock City, Nevada in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, my virgin year at Burning Man now ensconced in my personal history book. Many have asked me to describe the experience, but the truth is that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2013 at Rox and Roll
To the young women in the pizza shop at 2 a.m., I am a feminist. I am a mother of an almost-teenaged daughter and a younger son. I am single. And I am in this restaurant for the same reason... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2013 at Rox and Roll
After a few weeks of mostly blissful rest and relaxation, I returned home today full of a bizarre mix of refreshed energy and utter disquiet. Having been surrounded by people about whom I care a great deal for weeks on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2013 at Rox and Roll
Tomorrow morning is a big day, one in which I will put Petunia on an airplane by herself for the first leg of a journey that, after a stop to see grandparents, will end with her spending five weeks at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2013 at Rox and Roll
Last evening, the first of many small dinner gatherings I hope to have over the summer took place on the deck of my country home. We talked, laughed, and ate as we watched the sun's golden rays set the native... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2013 at Rox and Roll
I had no idea that there were such things as ultramarathons until I made a friend who runs them. We're talking 50+ miles at a time and on purpose! Dude ran 31 miles last weekend for fun. I am in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2013 at Rox and Roll
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May 11, 2013
Dear Petunia and Dash, Someday you will learn how babies are made, and it will not match with my theory, which is that life-creation involves the removal of a piece of a mother's heart, the attachment of arms and legs... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2013 at Rox and Roll