By Mermaid, I Mean

When I say that I’m a mermaid, I am in no way suggesting that I’m akin to the archetype depicted by Daryl Hannah in Splash. Yet, I will say that I liked how the film turned the Little Mermaid story on its axis — the boy giving up land for the girl’s waterworld. Nor can I claim any remote resemblance to the classic Weeki Wachee…

The Catfish, Mudskipper, Mermaid and I

I’m getting better. Or, perhaps it’s better to say that I’m getting different. I am not transforming. I am not evolving. I am simply moving along. Like a walking catfish who gets up and goes when her water source evaporates. Like the amphibious mudskipper, who flops from swampland to rocky terrain, as needed. She also has the enviable skill…