I’m Mad

Let me be honest with all five people who read this blog… This week has been a hurricane of emotions with random chunks of poo swirling inside. To say it has not been fun would be an understatement along the lines of offhandedly stating that having a tooth removed via your bellybutton sans anesthesia would …

Improvisational Grief

The strange thing about grief is that there are no straight lines. I mean, they seem to be there, but once you get close enough, all the angles go wrong. What was once straight is now some kind of weird bend or a drop or a sharp upward turn. It’s an optical illusion, or better …

New Page, Who Dis?

I’ve probably mentioned this before a couple times, but editing is one of my least favorite parts of writing. Right up there with losing my favorite pen or having a pen run out of ink and having to use whatever is lying around. Guess I have a thing for pens as well. Believe, it’s all …

Five For Friday

Trying something a little different and we’ll see if it sticks. Here are five things from this past week that I enjoyed or am grateful for. Hope you find something in here that you enjoy as well! The Tim Ferriss Show #409 with guest Brene Brown – Striving versus Self-Acceptance, Saving Marriages, and More Rediscovered …

Self Care Is Hard

I love travel because it drags me out of my normal schedule and patterns, tossing me into unknown situations and ways of thinking. Even something as simple and mundane sounding as meeting someone at a coffeeshop can be enough to shake up my normal routine. I guess one of the benefits of working from home …

Character Study

If I’m remembering correctly, I first spotted Shopgirl while spending one glorious holiday season working at Barnes & Noble. I mean, my brain could totally be making that up just because I was surrounded by books, girls, and a shop for several hours a day, but that doesn’t sound nearly as catchy for a opening …

Endurance

Bit of a rough week adjusting to some new glasses (progressives because… age), so since my life is basically feeling like one big adjustment, I didn’t have much inclination to work on Adjustment. However, since I don’t want to leave anyone hanging (especially myself), how about a poem that I go back to from time …