Here … and Nowhere

I’ve got that feeling again. And I’ve had to check myself and remind myself, again and again, that I am not my thoughts. I am not my thoughts. I’ve been sinking deeper and deeper into myself. Deeper into the place where I believe I truly live. I used to go there regularly and at will….

What I Say

Some years ago, a neurotic mess of a manager accused me of telling people what they want to hear. This came after she spent the better part of the morning trying to figure out what was wrong with the computer and concluded that I must have done something to it…intentionally. All she had to do is…

Bring the Pain

2019. The world is insane and going to hell in a hand basket. So it’s been said. It would be so easy to jump on the bandwagon of how troubling the times are in which we live. Too easy. The problem with that is the necessity to stick to a few chosen areas of agreement…

Hearth and Heart

It is officially that particular time of year for anyone residing in the northern hemisphere. The daylight hours are fewer and the temperatures are cooler. For most, preparation for the barrage of winter storms is underway. The desire to feel warm and cozy is a natural reaction to winter solstice and I welcome it (from…

Simple Little Life

I know everything is relative and what I call simplicity could be considered someone else’s extravagance. I know what it’s like to work hard, pinch pennies and still not be able to pay the bills. I also know what it’s like to work hard and have surplus after all bills have been paid. I definitely…

Fast food

In case it needs to be restated, I’m a food snob. Not in the chichi, four-course, Michelin starred sense. I just like a good, well-prepared meal that satisfies. It doesn’t have to be a lot of food (usually it’s just a few bites). It just has to be good. Really good. No matter how simple….

Whispers

One of the most frustrating things about writing is writing. The question of what to write and where to start. I know. Start at the beginning. And where, pray tell, is that? Where? My thoughts all seem coherent until the very moment I face a blank page. Suddenly I have no understanding of what’s going…

Autumn

Change is a necessary part of life. It’s the change that let’s us know we’re alive and I’m the first one to admit that I don’t always like it. I’d almost rather be dead (please forgive my dramatic indulgence). Change has always been difficult for me. I run for cover at the first sign of…

What if…

I have had more than my share of making the best of crap situations. At least I believe I’ve had more than my share. Let’s just say I’ve been through some shit and I’ve been in the shits. I can’t pretend I am anywhere near as despondent as I once was and I can’t imagine…

Sanctuary

I will never, and I mean never ever, understand the current coffee culture. I understand it in theory but there is something about it that offends my blatant hermit-like sensibility. There is a difference between the perfectly prepared ice cappuccino I enjoy on these warm summer days and the quiet me-time coffee break I allow…