Deb Brandon: Living in Radiant Color

Potato Chips

Tonya warned me, “They’re like potato chips. You can’t have just one.” I scoffed. Of course I can have just one. I only wanted one—my semicolon tattoo. It was symbolic, meaningful. I had no reason to want another. There was no other meaningful symbol I might want tattooed on my body. But then I saw … Read more


There have been several semicolons in my life, pauses, stretches of time when my life was a struggle, when I felt I was merely existing, barely surviving. One such stretch lasted several months–the time between my brain bleeds and when I made the decision to undergo brain surgeries to give myself a chance to reclaim … Read more