Micronavigation

A lot of people don't know this, but I used to be an admission counselor. Sometimes I even forget--it seems like a lifetime ago that I was a freshly graduated college student working maintenance at my university, out pulling weeds one day when the Associate Director of Admission called saying they'd gotten my name from the …

People Who See

I can't recommend personal crisis. 😉 Recent life has left me debilitated, uncertain, emotionally strung out. At its freshest, I was convinced I would not survive an hour, much less a day, of the pain. The next moment and the next moment and the next moment were unfathomable. I have felt like a ghost, relegated …

These Hands

Hands. I have adequate hands. They are average. Proportionate. These hands: lift/carry/hold/grasp/gesture/fold/open/close In other words: they do exactly what they are supposed to. There is no need to say anything about hands that are as they are expected to be. +++ Why is it that when I loose myself from the keyboard and write by …

2015 in Review

January Published a poem Started my 100 Words writing project Rented two movies at once from a Redbox in a probable snowstorm Continued (over from Dec '14) sewing purses for ca$h money Experimented with midi rings February Upgraded the kids to a bunk bed! Oliver raced "Science Car" at his Boy Scout pinewood derby Bought …

Intrinsic Delight

When I was quite young, I held the belief that I had invented the word "broth." I have memories of lying in my bed, rehearsing sounds, stumbling into that set of sounds and thinking, I’ve never heard this before. Memories of joyously rolling the word around in my brain, over a silent tongue, testing it out. Tasting what …

I Really Fricking Hate Birds [Everyone Has a Thing and This is My Thing]

I was searching through my Google drive, trying to find a piece of Serious Writing so that I could make some revisions when I stumbled upon this delight: the fanciful little piece I once wrote a friend in an effort to explain my crazy, bird-hating ways. I offer it here for your amusement. It is rather …