Author: ShySpark

  • 2022-08-12 Truthtelling From the Middle of Nowhere

    2022-08-12 Truthtelling From the Middle of Nowhere

    In the last few days, I’ve driven about 8 hours to get where I’m currently sitting. I’m more, half-laying than sitting, propped up with pillows behind me in a bed in a 2.5-star hotel somewhere that’s really the middle of nowhere. It doesn’t matter where. The bed is in the middle of a room which […]

  • 2022-08-11 Denver Road Trip Day 1: Ogallala and Winning the Lottery

    2022-08-11 Denver Road Trip Day 1: Ogallala and Winning the Lottery

    Today I’m waking up in Ogallala, Nebraska. Mostly because I’ve gotten to that point in my life that I can no longer stand to drive the 8 hours it takes to get to Denver from Omaha in one shot. Does that make me old?  Probably.  Normally when I write about my travels, I start on […]

  • 2022-08-08

    2022-08-08

    808… like a drum.  For the past several weeks I’ve been feeling depressed. Not just sad or down, but a serious, “I have no desire to do the things that normally bring me joy” vibe. I’m pretty sure people who are depressed don’t use the word “vibe” to describe how they are feeling but I’m […]

  • 2022-08-04 Exploring the Writing Woes (again) Despite Everything Going My Way

    2022-08-04 Exploring the Writing Woes (again) Despite Everything Going My Way

    Yup.. It’s been about a month–over four weeks–since the last time I wrote anything. That’s something that has not happened in a very long time. It could mean one of three things: Life is going really great and I have zero complaints, problems, grievances, or irritations. Life is so busy and or rotten that I’m […]

  • 2022-07-05 Welcome to July and the Conclusion to “Who Cares”

    2022-07-05 Welcome to July and the Conclusion to “Who Cares”

    Well, friends… we’ve delicately tip-toed into July and are officially in the second half of 2022. Here’s what I know on this fine Tuesday (that feels like a Monday) after the long holiday weekend.  4th of July was ok, but I’m so over the fireworks? I thought the economy was hurting? Not according to the […]

  • 2022-06-28 A Day In The Life

    2022-06-28 A Day In The Life

    Today’s experiment, after waking up at 4 AM and only four hours of sleep (I was revising poems till midnight), is data mining a “day in the life.” It’s a little research project I dreamed up after having not just one or two run-ins with my errant brain and its memory flaws, but a whole string of seemingly unconnected instances.

  • 2022-06-22 What Would Single Miss SugarCookie Do?

    2022-06-22 What Would Single Miss SugarCookie Do?

    Now that the writing challenge BS is over, I can get back to my shows. Good timing too cuz I think I’m gonna be able to treadmill again soon. This toe injury was a serious bummer, but it did allow me more time for other tasks. I suppose I should try to keep on writing […]

  • 2022-06-18 #1000WordsOfSummer Day 14: Taking Life Less Seriously… ✍🏻

    2022-06-18 #1000WordsOfSummer Day 14: Taking Life Less Seriously… ✍🏻

    …It’s only life after all.  Yesterday was the last day of the writing challenge and I’m not sure how many words I compiled over the last two weeks or how many poems I feel are ready to meet the world, but I do know I’ve spent a considerable amount of time working on writing, contemplating […]

  • 2022-06-16 #1000WordsOfSummer Day 13: Changing the Answer ✍🏻

    2022-06-16 #1000WordsOfSummer Day 13: Changing the Answer ✍🏻

    As I near the end of this two-week writing experiment I recognize that much of what I have written (the new stuff anyway) has been blog posts. In the beginning, I had this blog down as an option if I got stuck or didn’t want to work on some other project on my list. But […]

  • 2022-06-15 #1000WordsOfSummer Day 12:Part Two ✍️

    2022-06-15 #1000WordsOfSummer Day 12:Part Two ✍️

    This is really just a continuation of what came before. Something of the fleeting notion of free writing, and channeling the spirit of a young girl who teetered between not having a care in the world and carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders.  For her, the world in 1984 consisted of a […]