We Need To Stop Saying This

Just don’t say it, please. Please, I’m begging you don’t let these words come out of your mouth. Yes, I’m talking to myself as much as I’m saying this to you. I’m guilty! I’ve let the words spill out of my mouth in an attempt to help comfort someone else. I’ve said them to myself,Continue reading “We Need To Stop Saying This”

Correction: I’m A Coward

The clouds hang heavily in the sky, and rain batters the world below. The wind rustles the trees, and the trees let out an ungodly howl. A single crow clings to a barren branch of a lonely oak, and caws in defiance. The technicolour world fades to black and white as a three-note musical scoreContinue reading “Correction: I’m A Coward”

But You Almost Died!

Oh, the drama of a near-death experience. The intense rush of complicated emotions. The heart-racing fear. The mad dash to a hospital where a dozen people paw at your body as you lay there, helpless. If you’re lucky, at some point, you might hear a choir of angels and have a moment of clarity. TheContinue reading “But You Almost Died!”

I Was Today Years Old

Did you know that there are people in this world that wake up with a smile on their face? Their alarm goes off, they fling off the blanket and look at the sun streaming through their curtains. They sigh, not out of exhaustion or exasperation, but contentment. They feel rested and ready. It’s another day,Continue reading “I Was Today Years Old”

The Eviction Of My Own Mind

Three weeks. I was locked up, alone with my thoughts, for three whole weeks. Thanks a lot, COVID! Being sick sucked. Punch the ‘s’ and draw out the ‘ucked.’ It’s not fun. It’s not a vacation. Sure, I watched copious amounts of content on numerous streaming services. I didn’t shower for four days straight. MyContinue reading “The Eviction Of My Own Mind”

The Cripple Versus The Zombie Apocalypse

*Before I get into today’s post, I want to take a minute to remember the lives lost and the lives changed nineteen years ago. 9/11 is a painful anniversary for so many of you and the constant reminder, constant coverage, can make it worse so I’ll keep it short. Please know that you’re in myContinue reading “The Cripple Versus The Zombie Apocalypse”

It Doesn’t Have To Be A Genie In A Lamborghini

One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind. – Malayan proverb The call had come late in the afternoon, the previous day, and we’d been waiting in the hospital ever since. Six hours. Ten hours. The hands-on the clock ticked away loudly. It wasContinue reading “It Doesn’t Have To Be A Genie In A Lamborghini”

All I Need is A Good Reason, A Fedora, & A Theme Song

Does everything happen for a reason? Does there have to be a reason? We go looking for one like we’re treasure hunters with noble intentions. Looking for lost artifacts and glittering coins in a far off jungle. Hacking through the overgrowth, undergrowth, ingrown toenails with machetes. Toss snakes off of our shoulders and kick tarantulasContinue reading “All I Need is A Good Reason, A Fedora, & A Theme Song”

Quite Accidentally Controversial…Oops!

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 do-over. Claimed it, “Wasn’t medically possible.”Continue reading “Quite Accidentally Controversial…Oops!”

Spilled Tea and Angry Ostriches

“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” loses approximatelyContinue reading “Spilled Tea and Angry Ostriches”