it is kinda crazy

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it is kinda crazy

It is more than kinda crazy – it is very crazy – but I signed up to do NaNoWriMo. An acronym I can never figure out how to say, for an task that seems foolish. National Novel Writing Month. Write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. I┬áhaven’t written fiction since my one […]

how are you today?

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how are you today?

“How are you today?” Such an innocent question. Such a loaded question. I mainly tried to avoid eye contact as I filled Indigo’s prescription at Costco. The Zip Fizz sample guy was amped up (“Come on! Try some!!) but I made it out of his territory safely. The pharmacist, though – she read the paperwork. […]

heightened sense of absurdity

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heightened sense of absurdity

Trying to jump forward onto one’s own arms, and balance on your hands with the knees pressing into the triceps – I’m aware that this sounds absurd to most people. But this is one of those seemingly silly challenges that my yoga practice presents me with. Crow pose. Bakasana. It is kind of funny to […]

pink ribbons aren’t the problem

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pink ribbons aren’t the problem

I have to keep reminding myself – pink ribbons aren’t the problem. There are plenty of good things being done to help people with breast cancer through the sale of pink ribbon merchandise, or fun runs swathed in pink tulle. But – it isn’t all good! Pinkwashing is a real thing, and it makes me […]

almost perfect

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almost perfect

It feels like forever since I’ve written anything. Almost perfect, but not quite. That’s one of the lines that kept popping into my head this past week. Almost perfect, but not quite. And: There’s a bear in there, in the Frigidaire. Somehow I’m stuck on Shel Silverstein. As I cleaned and painted our condo for […]