Category: a normal life

On a Serious Note

  I’ve been depressed for a while. What month is it? Midway through March? Yes, a while. I couldn’t figure out why. I slipped into a funk sometime after the holidays. I couldn’t put my finger on what’s been at the root of bumming me out so much. […]

It’s Snowing, in Hawaii

Sometimes, when I’m getting too serious, or I’m getting too bogged down over serious issues, I’ll just let myself run with it until something makes me laugh. This morning’s news cycle provided a treasure trove of ridiculousness. What sent me over the top was this news story about […]

Optimism

I’ll tell you what optimism is, in a world where a fake issue of a real newspaper was distributed by activists, and went viral, and where the media got it wrong again, because they didn’t check the facts, or get the complete story, before they ran with it, […]

Free Your Mind

Where to begin? The organizing and cleaning is going well, as pictured. I even managed to empty a drawer. That means I’ll soon be able to get more stuff, to put in the empty drawer. But, I want to talk about some other things, of an ever so […]

Working Class Dog

  Song of the day. Woke up thinking about these lyrics… “I’m like a working class dog And I just get by Tonight I’m crawling out from in it And though we’re livin’ on the brink Second by second by minute by minute” (Remember Dr. Noah Drake? ( […]

Enjoy Every Good Thing

Okay, two weeks into the new year, I have deleted my twitter account and, I won’t be back on there. I was trying to think of it as a “necessary evil,” but the truth is, it isn’t necessary. It is the Tower of Babel. The more I thought […]

Saying Goodbye to 2018

I’m going to begin this post with an excerpt from a writing of Joan Didion. I’m telling you this only so that you’ll know that isn’t to be the entirety of this post. “Some years passed, but I still did not lose the sense of wonder about New […]

The Christmas Tree Lot

  Last December, while out running errands, I took a picture of a local Christmas Tree lot. Every year for I don’t know how many years, just before Thanksgiving, the temporary fencing would go up around this empty, corner, lot. A real old-fashioned kind of affair with twinkle […]

The Rocket Ride

Now you’re on the launchpad, waiting for the rocket ride, and if you play it cool enough, maybe they’ll invite you inside, so deep inside, the catacombs of Wonderland, the world as you’ve never seen, the soft, white, underbelly, of the darkest dream, where everything is at your […]

Keep Calm and Carry On

I’m going to ramble for a minute or two, then I’m going to go finish cleaning up the enormous mess I made in the kitchen tonight making cookies and carving pumpkins. Remember the other day I said I’d been so busy lately I ended up getting ahead of […]

Undone

The other day, in promoting my vampire novel, I posted links to chapter excerpts. In reading through those excerpts again myself, I noticed places where the sentences could use tightening. I noticed places where I want to replace commas with periods. In reading one of my own stories […]