Recently I invited someone close to me to share in a vision with me for my future as a writer and artist. Being admirably honest and intensely specific, they said of my prospects: "It is like a speck of an inkling of a possibility." That was Sunday. On Monday I returned to my desk and … Continue reading A Speck of an Inkling of a Possibility
When I left social media at the beginning of December, the reasons were several. I refocused on this blog for more reasons, and Chuck Wendig brilliantly stacked them up for us all: Old Man Blogs at Cloud. This is my space, and sometimes it doesn't feel very social. It feels quite one-way. And yet it … Continue reading To blogs!
For more than a year I have suggested to my healthcare providers that I'm depressed because I sleep so much, not--as had been presumed--that I sleep because I'm depressed. The doctors have listened. But the wheels of healthcare churn slowly through a miasma of mucky insurance and murky interdepartmental harangues. It is four days shy … Continue reading Sleepy
I plan life to be smooth, if curved, and sensical. Like this: I prepare for a life far more messy and nonlinear. Often, my life resembles the second wire spool: knotted, circling back on itself, with periods of thick and periods stretched thin. The year of our Lord two thousand nineteen has been no different. … Continue reading End of Year
I deleted my Facebook and Twitter accounts tonight. I feel...weird. Like deleter's remorse. But also not. I know it was the right decision for me. I joined Facebook July 30, 2010, in the grips of a family crisis. I served my family and their friends through updates. Likewise, others served me through comfort. When I … Continue reading In-Life