Category: backstory

  • 2022-12-02 New Leaf #1🍁

    2022-12-02 New Leaf #1🍁

    Welcome to December.  Months seem to turn over like eyes blinking.  And as they do, it always feels like an opportunity to turn over new leaves. 🍃🍁🍂 I wonder where that saying comes from but can’t get distracted from my current topic, which is about what I’ve decided to do with my life in December.  […]

  • 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.

  • 2022-06-15 #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 Blame the cloud, the internet speed, my outdated iPad, or the mesh wifi I paid a pretty penny […]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 […]