As Controversial As A Porg

Photo By Matteo Catanese on Unsplash.com I’m going to say something so controversial that I think some of you might never talk to me again. There will be rage, hurt, and maybe some tears. Strong emotions. Overwhelming? Perhaps, but just know that your feelings are valid. How you express these feelings might need some fine-tuning.…

The Existential Crisis Of Chipmunk Urine

Photo by Arthur Brognoli from Pexels “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”  ― Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul I struggle to consolidate the differences between what I expected from life and how life has turned out. The dreams…

First World Smudges

Photo By: Ed Leszcznskl on Unsplash.com Damn it, I have to clean my glasses again. It’s the pandemics fault! No, I’m not being ridiculous. You're being ridiculous. What? I don't know! Before this, I didn’t have to wipe smudges off my glasses nearly as often. Now, every ten minutes there’s a new smudge. I blame…

Blessed To Be Weird?

Photo By:Ryan Stone on Unsplash.com “Blessed are the weird people. Poets, misfits, writers, mystics, painters, & troubadours; for they teach us to see the world through different eyes.” -  Jacob Nordby, Blessed Are The Weird: A Manifesto For Creatives. I’ve said this before, but in case you’re new or have a memory like mine: I’m…

Nothing But An Alien Etch-A-Sketch

Photo by Francesco Ungaro from Pexels “I remember a friend many years ago who had taped a sign to his refrigerator: There's a dream dreaming us. If you try to think about what that means it makes your mind silly, but that silliness is good.”  ― Natalie Goldberg, Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Life I’ve often wondered if…

Quite Accidentally Controversial…Oops!

Photo by: Markus Spiske on Unsplash.com Ah, that awkward moment when you realize you have two beliefs, opinions, ideas that completely oppose each other. They sit comfortably on a spectrum but firmly on the farthest ends. Good twin? Bad Twin? Separated at birth? I always wanted a twin, but my mom wasn’t up for a…

Spilled Tea and Angry Ostriches

Photo by Andre Hunter on Unsplash.com “To be nobody but  yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.” ― E.E. Cummings Is it wrong to say that anyone who uses the word “Sheeple”…

A Genuine Menace

Photo by: Hans Eiskonen on Unsplash.com I should’ve just gone back to bed. I should’ve called it a day. Hidden somewhere safe. Zipped myself up in a bubble suit, and rolled into a padded broom closet. I know it’s usually a room but, in a pinch, the minimalistic solution will work just fine. Mm, yeah…