back to the earth

I admit to watching some nighttime television. Reruns of Modern Family and Everyone Loves Raymond are my go-to for light-hearted viewing. Because of this it's been difficult lately to not see the new Toyota commercial for Prius… the one that has Jason Mraz and Raining Jane’s ‘Back to the Earth’ intro — you know, the … Continue reading back to the earth

no judgment

During the course of this month’s blogging, I briefly noted the effects of external influences on our sense of self, how we perceive our value to society, and our basic sense of worthiness as a human being. (https://donnacerame.com/2014/11/16/more-than-meets-the-eye/) I admit, I paused before pressing ‘publish’ on that post. Having gone my entire life not making … Continue reading no judgment

visage

Reflections show they are meant to see not me. Instead a mask I create to hide. And me, not knowing I am beneath the shallow visage smiling back at me. An image of someone I know not. If perchance our paths meet I should pass her by, never knowing she’s me. 3.1.76 Copyright 2014 by Donna Cerame. … Continue reading visage

showing up

Woody Allen is famously quoted as saying,  "Eighty percent of success is showing up."  From what I can tell about this NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo, he's on to something. I've read my share of blogs and books in my time, but I've never had the experience that I've had as this month, as we all enter … Continue reading showing up

more than meets the eye

As with so much else in our society, one’s sense of worth is derived from without, rather than from within. We often find ourselves defined by what we do and what we have, not who we are at the core of our being. I suspect this is a source of much pain for so many … Continue reading more than meets the eye

saving face

Tomorrow night we're heading into BB King’s in NYC to see Len’s cousins perform. It’s a spur of the moment thing as we originally had no plans this weekend. But we’ve caught up with Ray Donovan, our recent Saturday (and Sunday) night obsession and we're short on ideas for what to do. After 30+ years … Continue reading saving face

the obvious

First thing that popped up after turning on my computer this morning and connecting with my mail: "The identity of smtp.donnacerame.com cannot be identified" I laughed out loud. It's official. I am a currently under construction; a work in progress. Identification is not possible. And by the looks of it -- I always was, and … Continue reading the obvious

yup ,that’s me in a bathing suit…

Getting ready for a crazy busy day that includes errands, I actually stopped for a minute to consider applying makeup… just a touch up… to even out my skin tone. You see, a few blotches appeared seemingly overnight and one of my errands today involves getting my hair cut and colored. I’m still on the … Continue reading yup ,that’s me in a bathing suit…

vested interest

My mother gave me a pink plastic crochet hook and a small ball of white yarn and showed me how to make a chain when I was five years old. This was a much bigger deal for both of us than I realized at the time. Money was very tight on dad’s meager factory worker … Continue reading vested interest