I will tell you my stories. Life leaves a mark. We do silly things, and silly things are done to us. We suffer. We might vent for a while, but we eventually gather our pain back into ourselves and move on. But if we pause and review dark stories, we can see them in the… Continue reading The Stuff in Between
Happy New Year! May 2018 be full of challenges that ultimately move you forward. I never make New Year's resolutions because I think that they have to come from the heart and soul - not exclusively from a calendar date. But that's me. I think New Year's is a good time to soul search, though.… Continue reading 5 New Year’s resolutions I would make – if I were to make New Year’s resolutions
I am a bully. I. AM. A. BULLY. I amabully. I was a bully. I have been a bully. I bullied. Do I bully? I'm not sure what verb tense to use. I'm not sure what label to use. I definitely have a temper to fit the stereotype of my red hair. But am I… Continue reading B-b-b “B” Word: Bully
At the turn of the 20th century, Russian peasants rose and made a simple enough request: Bread and land. The ruling aristocracy thought that was pretty cheeky. A revolution began. The world changed. In December of 2014, I also made a simple request: Bread and, perhaps, a jug of milk. I ended up in the… Continue reading Bread and Ativan: how to get committed to a psych ward.
I've been offered a job back in my beloved field of funeral services. It's a good opportunity, with a company that is willing to invest in me. It feels perfect. That's why it has been so difficult to decide to turn it down. Tomorrow I will have to summon the courage to contact my would-be manager and… Continue reading If Work is Causing a Problem, Maybe it IS the Problem
I have a story to tell. I have a story to tell, but I am not going to tell it. It is about a $10,000 cat. She was just a barn cat. Old, arthritic and grouchy. She used to be a fluffy little cutie, who stole my heart, and caused debates about cat ownership through… Continue reading A Great Story About a $10,000 Cat
What we don’t know about domestic violence, hurts everyone: a letter to my friend I have a beautiful, well-educated, friend. She is a driven professional, and a mom of three great kids. She recently remarried. To me, she has been an inspiration. I have thought, “She’s been through so much, and she is standing strong.… Continue reading What we don’t know about domestic violence hurts everyone: a letter to my friend
Now that I'm a single woman, a friend and I were talking about the world of dating. We couldn't agree about whether or not he's a bum. Odd topic, I know. I fancy myself a bit of an expert at identifying 'bums", since I've dated so many. Anyway, I thought I'd compose a little quiz… Continue reading QUIZ: Are you a BUM?