Category: backstory

  • 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 […]

  • 2021-12-29 In What Universe is it OK…

    2021-12-29 In What Universe is it OK…

    … that the answer to the question “Do you like pizza?” is different than the answer to the question “Do you eat pizza?”?! The answer to the question is that in no Universe is it OK (unless you have some health reason not to). I am surrounded by people who can’t eat things. Gluten intolerance, […]

  • 2021-11-04 Signs of Change

    Lately it is so strange that each day feels nothing like the day before. One would think that at my age, shit would start being more predictable. Predictable like.. boring and comfortable. But ohhhhh those mood swings and ahhhhh that unpredictability. One night I get a great night’s sleep and the next night sucks ass. […]

  • 2021-10-09 Where to Begin… ✍🏻

    2021-10-09 Where to Begin… ✍🏻

    I forget what day it is. I wonder why I’m still here. I fail to find what I’m looking for.  Some days I get upset thinking about how many years I wasted working for the man, living that picket fence life, and not wanting anything more than I had.  Other days I second guess that […]

  • 2021-09-25 Happy FIVE-OHHH Bro! 🎉🚀🌕

    2021-09-25 Happy FIVE-OHHH Bro! 🎉🚀🌕

    Today I’m walking to try and rid myself of a headache that was probably induced by too much to drink at dinner last night. Some cocktail with a clever name I can’t recall. I suppose if it was really clever I’d remember it. 🤷‍♀️ After two of those I switched to amaretto sours which have […]