Nature Is Divine And I Won’t Mow My Lawn

A couple summers back, while visiting family in Illinois, I spoke with my husband over the phone to check in on things since he stayed behind at home. He mentioned that someone from the county had stopped by “to make sure that someone was living in the house.” It would seem an odd statement to … Continue reading

A Letter Sent To An Impossible Destination

You would have turned 40 today. I think back to what it felt like when I turned 40. Aging is not something I fear, nor am I bothered by the idea of growing older or embracing the coiling silver hairs that sprout from my head like tinsel. (Even the spastic one that looks like a … Continue reading

On Life And The Occasional Unfairness Of It

It’s been quiet here for two months now. Life has a way of doing that to people, I suppose. One day, you’re full of interesting shit to say and in the next… you’ve got nothing. August was difficult month. My father passed away suddenly, although perhaps not entirely unexpectedly. The night before the morning I … Continue reading

Twenty Years Later…

My high school reunion came, and then it went. I did not attend. It wasn’t as though I were oblivious to the occasion. Plans were underway for quite some time, I knew about them, and I’ll admit that for the briefest of moments I did consider going. I have a friend who couldn’t believe I … Continue reading

Here Be Spam Dragons

Some days I feel like my Gmail’s spam folder deserves a big hug and a chaste kiss. Like a chivalrous Knight Of The Round Table, it ceaselessly defends and protects me from ridiculous annoyances on a daily basis. It never takes a holiday, it never goes on vacation to the Bahamas, leaving me to fend … Continue reading