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”

The Existential Crisis Of Chipmunk Urine

“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 I had whenContinue reading “The Existential Crisis Of Chipmunk Urine”

A Moment of Pettiness And Petulance

I don’t want to do this. I don’t want to sit down and write. I don’t think I have anything to say that will be of value or contribute to the greater discourse. At least, not today. Today, I’m not feeling that great physically or mentally. My body hurts, my heart aches, and I justContinue reading “A Moment of Pettiness And Petulance”

First World Smudges

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 the mask I have to wear.Continue reading “First World Smudges”

Blessed To Be Weird?

“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 weird and awkward. No, it’sContinue reading “Blessed To Be Weird?”

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”

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”

This Side Of The Story Is Too Taboo So Share

So, you’ve been having a rough time and you get up the courage to let it all out. You find a friend that you trust and love. Someone who loves you, wants the best for you, and is an all-round good soul. They listen, hold your hand, and they cry with you because seeing youContinue reading “This Side Of The Story Is Too Taboo So Share”

I’m Sorry To Inform You That I’m Not Sorry At All…Except

“I lied and said I was busy. I was busy; but not in a way most people understand. I was busy taking deeper breaths. I was busy silencing irrational thoughts. I was busy calming a racing heart. I was busy telling myself I am okay. Sometimes, this is my busy -and I will not apologizeContinue reading “I’m Sorry To Inform You That I’m Not Sorry At All…Except”

Black Holes and Hungry Hippos

“There’s always failure. And there’s always disappointment. And there’s always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.”– Michael J. Fox This weekend, for the first time in months, I had plans that didn’t involve ordering pizza and scrolling through various streaming services. I wasContinue reading “Black Holes and Hungry Hippos”