Category: Backstory

  • 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.

  • 2022-06-15 #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 […]

  • 2022-06-15 #1000WordsOfSummer Day 12: Just a Girl and Her Notebook ✍🏻

    2022-06-15 #1000WordsOfSummer Day 12: Just a Girl and Her Notebook ✍🏻

    Today’s craft talk newsletter was inspiring. The guest writer waxed on about another writer who wrote with joy for writing and, as it seems, a zest for life itself. Its aim was to remind us that we sometimes have to get away from the notion that writing is grueling work. Let’s be honest, it can […]

  • 2022-05-21 Sharing the Wheel with the Universe

    2022-05-21 Sharing the Wheel with the Universe

    Lately when I mount my elliptical machine I’ve also got my fingers poised to press play on my new, totally binge-worthy show, A million little things. However, most days are a struggle to get it to play. Blame the cloud, the internet speed, my outdated iPad, or the mesh wifi I paid a pretty penny […]

  • 2022-05-08 A Million Little Things…

    2022-05-08 A Million Little Things…

    Lately I’ve been wasting time watching more shows than I normally do. When I say “normally” I mean that normally I don’t watch shows at all unless Jim and I are sitting down for a chill hour of TV in the evening. And when I say “lately” I suppose I mean for the past nine […]

  • 2022-04-13 Who Cares?

    2022-04-13 Who Cares?

    Today I’m raging about my missing iris plants and asking myself who the fuck in my life will actually care about how I feel about this or anything else. Really.  I’m upset that I haven’t written anything decent in months and who cares. I’m angry that I’m the only one in my household that pays […]

  • 2022-02-13 The One About Memory and Time. And Rocks… 🪨

    2022-02-13 The One About Memory and Time. And Rocks… 🪨

    I think about time quite a bit, and about memory too. I think about an hourglass glued to the table; the lyric of a song stuck in my mind for a lifetime. I can’t escape the curve of it, the gravity, the sensation of something you can’t really hold on to that’s slipping away. I’ve […]

  • 2022-01-20 Waiting.. and More Waiting + Thinking About Death

    2022-01-20 Waiting.. and More Waiting + Thinking About Death

    A week ago my uncle was taken by ambulance to a hospital in CB. Same day he was transferred to a hospital in Omaha and prepped for surgery for a subdural hematoma—bleeding around his brain.  Now it’s a week later and he’s awake but has been unresponsive. Still intubated, as I understand it and my […]

  • 2022-01-10 Another Year in the Rearview

    2022-01-10 Another Year in the Rearview

    And what a year it was! Am I right??!!  Sometimes when I’m on vacation and I have extra time, I elect to write about how it’s going. If I have a lot of extra time, there are pictures. That’s lovely to revisit later, but who has that kind of time?  I’m usually more about the […]

  • 2022-01-05 Decisions Can Be Difficult but Sometimes the Path is Clear

    2022-01-05 Decisions Can Be Difficult but Sometimes the Path is Clear

    I fielded an email yesterday that I initiated with the counselors at my son’s school. I had asked about the possibility of him dropping Algebra 3 for the second semester. He’s a senior and has one semester left before graduation.  Their response asked if we’d considered the consequences. He’d no longer be eligible for most […]

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