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Tea & Honey Bread is a collection of essays; my personal musings on life's loves, joys, lessons and hardships. It is the daily bread and the sweet--sometimes, bittersweet tea for the mind, body and spirit. Pull up a chair, fill up a cup, sit back, relax, relate, and enjoy.
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In the Lab…

On the mind…

Don’t Call it a Comeback… Yet

Write this down: Love is infinite and invincible, our lovers (mothers, fathers, children, siblings, pets and friends) are not. These days—well, on rare occasion when I sit down to a bloodletting via the Mighty Mac, a little—not so little—voice beckons from the bowels of my ego and says, … [Read More...]

Thoughts on 2013: Love, Life and Laughter

New Year's Eve began in the kitchen just as any other day: coffee and "introverting", or what people who normally live outside of their heads call meditation. I started my greens whilst the black-eyed peas boiled and the butter-- for sweet potato muffins (which I would later burn to near … [Read More...]

The First 52 Uncut: On Ugliness

"…I do feel we are at the end of a rope: the one that tethers us to this cycle of hurt, or the one that tethers us to each other, I do not know."He says nothing. Enter  a wave of pain: swelling through my chest,  breaking from my lips in a series of violent, bated exhalations, followed by a … [Read More...]

At the hive...

Sweet potato and avocado salad. Incidental #paleo #vegetarian #foodporn #noms #cleaneatingDinner: sweet potato and avocado #salad #vegetarian #foodporn #cleaneating #nomsBlu: #siamese mix, #catsofinstagram, #catsVoila #pescetarian #rustic spinach and pear #salad #tilapia #foodporn #noms #yum #realfoodMise en place: #tomato seeds are #evil!Pre-Mise en Place #flexitarian #pescetarian #nomsCooking juice #local #craftbrew #beerAsian #vegetarian #dinner date night with my #longdistance #loveCourageous Catfootsies with the dude <3bookstore lovewedding night part iicosmopolitan friendshipcosmopolitan familycosmopolitan dudesadobe pooladobe houseadobe grounds

Who am I?

I am Tameka, the Queen Bee; a carbon-based, coffee-powered, award winning essayist, mixed media artist and aspiring cultural anthropologist and published author.

I am a divorce survivor newly remarried, veteran homeschooling mother of two awesome, AP-reared children, as well as rescue mom of an ever-growing number of fabulous fur-babies.

A New York City expatriate, I now call the Sonoran desert home. It is here, in my modest, starting-over-space that I pen my often lager-induced ruminations on art, life and love with spatterings of film, book and food fodder for added fun.