Prevention is Better Than Cure

It’s a strange world where being guarded all the time and hiding your feelings with sarcasm makes you popular, while earnestly stating how you feel can get you branded as phony, or a troll, or a target. I’m not responding to any particular incident here, just reflecting on the way public discourse seems to work […]

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In Memory of the Cat

For the last year and a half, I’ve been haunted by a mysterious ailment. Each time I sit down to write, I hardly make it past the first few sentences before being overcome by a sort of vague depression. My mind wanders, and I lose the energy to put my thoughts into words. I click […]

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Thanks Again

Ha ha, hee hee! I have emerged from my cave to frolic around in the quiet while everyone else is either sleeping off their Thanksgiving hangovers or clawing each other’s faces off over the 3.99 bin at the mall. I guess a lot of folks are champing at the bit to get started on their […]

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All-American Freak

I seem to have tripped on February, sailed over March, and landed on the other side of April. Well, it is a leap year after all. In February, my little cat died and I was sad. In March I turned 40 and celebrated with a big dance party and I was happy. Meanwhile, plenty of […]

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Happy New Year!

Thank heavens the holidays are over and the New Year is firmly under way.  Luckily I was too busy with projects and events to worry too much about the end-of-the-year miasma that usually sets in around mid-November. I didn’t post anything here during that time because everything I wrote came out either way too personal, or […]

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