Category: backstory

  • 2021-09-12 Twenty Years

    2021-09-12 Twenty Years

    I didn’t write anything yesterday. I didn’t spend too much time thinking about nine eleven either except little discussions and rememberances that popped up in the course of conversations with Jim. Where he was. Where I was. How he had a one year old son and I had my first child on the way. He […]

  • 2021-08-11 Happy Birthday Erika 🎂

    2021-08-11 Happy Birthday Erika 🎂

    Days like today I think about all the memories I’ve made with friends who are not in my life anymore. A baseball game I went to for a new friend’s birthday when I was 12 where we laughed so hard (at what I don’t recall) we cried. Years of pre-Christmas baking sessions and ornament exchanges. […]

  • 2021-07-22 California Adventure Day 0: No Love for San Fran (But Big Love for My Z) ❤️

    2021-07-22 California Adventure Day 0: No Love for San Fran (But Big Love for My Z) ❤️

    San Francisco and I have a storied past. In all honesty, if it were up to me, I wouldn’t visit again. I’m not really a fan. I think the city is overrated and don’t quite understand the appeal. Am I not cultured enough or hip enough to “get it?” Perhaps. But arriving yesterday I was […]

  • 2021-07-01 The One To My Ex About Actions and Consequences

    2021-07-01 The One To My Ex About Actions and Consequences

    To admit you feel as though you want revenge is to admit to being human. That’s my excuse. I’m human and therefore flawed in all the miraculous ways human beings are. It’s a miracle that we are here at all— stranded on this spiral arm of stars.  I’m flawed for feeling as though I’m enjoying […]

  • 2021-06-12 The Security Camera Saga: A Prequel 🎥

    2021-06-12 The Security Camera Saga: A Prequel 🎥

    A prequel? Hmmmm… This is new.  The briefest definition of “prequel” that I have found is a story or movie containing events that precede those of an existing work. And for sure I began writing this blog post several days ago with the intent to get into the weeds of the analysis I was doing […]

  • 2021-06-05 Cliches About Time are Cliche Because of Their Truth

    2021-06-05 Cliches About Time are Cliche Because of Their Truth

    The push and pull of all these days blurs into a gravity that begs to be let go of. Time is relative. Emotions are relative. Thoughts are relative. The next thing can only be measured against the last and the moment in time that lingers longer than it should, repeating itself in the mind, becomes […]

  • 2021-05-29 KC Road Trip Part 1: It’s All Going to Be OK

    2021-05-29 KC Road Trip Part 1: It’s All Going to Be OK

    This is new. My daughter is having her first “friend” road trip/weekend and I’m backseat chaperoning and trying not to backseat drive. She drives like a teenager—too fast, following too close, and extremely irritated when I offer pointers. I’ve seen what she calls her most social finger waving to me from the driver’s seat at […]

  • 2021-05-27 The Elephant in my Heart

    2021-05-27 The Elephant in my Heart

    After a time.. feel as though my hiding from the world at large is exhausting. Maybe I’m just exhausted from lack of sleep. No matter how productive I am, it’s not productive enough.  Still..  was looking forward to today when I woke up. Despite the dishes piling up, clumps in the litter box piling up, […]