Baby, you tweet so good.

On the 7th of March, Kathleen tweeted one of her brain-bendingly profound, part-irreverent, part-lush thoughts that began with the word, “Baby…” Something got me. To speak of such tenderness with the flippant sexiness of a term like, “Baby,” just struck the arousal cord in me. It’s the G spot of the brain. At once, I was…

Left to our own devices: a case for less technology, more life

“We expect more from technology and less from one another and seem increasingly drawn to technologies that provide the illusion of companionship without the demands of relationship. ” – Sherry Turkle As a people, we have lost the fundamental instinct that we will just be there for each other. We talk less and less with…

Love is all around the blogosphere – The Liebster Blog Awards

PotliBaba nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award, an accolade showered by fellow bloggers to show how much they love (reading) you. My gratitude to her. So, to continue this tradition, I am now supposed to pay it forward and shower my blog love on five of my most frequented blogs/ bloggers. For the Liebster Blog Awards,…

Hello, I’m a Button Pusher. You?

I have a friend who is really more a soultwin to me, and has this beautiful way of making me think by asking the most innocuous but relevant questions I’ve heard. She asked me one day, “M, tell me – what are you? I mean, I know you’re a writer and all that, but what…

My mind is a porn star when you’re on it

Wordplay is a boomerang. If you catch what you are thrown, a pleasurable volley can ensue. Sometimes it’s a bad throw and what you project falls by the wayside in some non-descript pit, never to be remembered again. No matter. You try again. I have found that when you write from the gut and send…

Good grammar is really sexytime

Something about the way you use a semi-colon feels like you’ve just grabbed my ass.  There’s something about your ellipsis that takes my breath away. That parenthesis is the convex of hips along which your hands run.  Your comma, just so. Just there. The pause of locked eyes. The half-breath before you ease into me. That exclamation mark…

Love note to shy girls everywhere

Hiding where only the shy can find me. What shy eyes say that words can’t. Those are the words she longs for. Words like “stay”. Words like “yes, I do.” Words that mean, “You’re beautiful”, without ever needing to say so. Those words. Words that hide in a cup of peppermint tea, a glass of…

For a Soundless Mermaid

What does a woman from the sea sound like?   The Little Mermaid had a voice that had no equal in the world. It was a voice that was sacrificed at the altar of love. I remember the fairy tale and I think to myself, a woman from the sea must sound like clear blue…

Why I love… In the mood for love

“This lyrical beauty, almost archaic.” I am listening to you. And I am agreeing. “The sway of the hips, the look. Where does it happen except in this magical, fictional space?” The intense deliberation. Each look towards and away. Each inhale of smoke & exhale of defeat. The crushing elegance of it all. “The hand…

To hell with resolutions. I’m just going to start right and keep going.

New Year resolutions. What’s your take? Are you an eye-rolling cynic? A self-confessed self-help junkie committed to bettering your life? A bored social media gadabout with nothing better to tweet about? Or maybe one of those ‘everyone-else-is-doing-it-so-why-not-me?’ fellas. It doesn’t matter. Resolutions can be pretty useless when made up on the fly, and those made…