Monthly Archives: February 2021

Dear Reader 2.28.21

Dear Reader, The end of February is probably my favorite season of the year. For most of my life, I have suffered from seasonal depression, and the ongoing joke I have with friends is that if February were cut out of the calendar, every year would be great. Alas, we still have that sag of […]

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On Fear

Originally written 6.23.20 The opposite of love is not hate. It might not even be apathy, which is what I used to believe for most of my marriage. The opposite of love is fear. When you don’t love someone, or think they don’t love you, there’s an instant fear. Apathy is a byproduct of time […]

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Time to Write: Let’s Get Tactile

Most non-writers have an idea that those of us who love to spend our waking hours sculpting words into something coherent do so because we have special gifts, talents, or connections to higher powers or even that we’re somehow smarter than the average person. While I won’t blow the covers of my creative colleagues, the […]

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On Uncertainty #2

Originally written 11.4.20, post-presidential election//pre-presidential election decision It is in our uncertainty, our lack of knowing the outcome of a future event based on the footing from which we currently stand, that we grow into our future selves. Some might argue that we grow through action, or doing, or perseverance, heartbreak, sadness, wins, losses, love, […]

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On Uncertainty

Originally written 11.4.20, post-presidential election//pre-presidential election decision We humans act as if uncertainty is new, something novel or unusual, and in reality, it’s what we face each day. Before we even knew that we were uncertain we were uncertain. When we came out of the chute we were uncertain. Would we get fed if we […]

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On Rock Bottom

originally written 12.1.20 It’s very difficult to explain to people who have never hit rock bottom what rock bottom actually feels like. It’s a literal emptying of your entire body, soul, mind, spirit, heart, brain, blood and tissue matter to the point that you become a shell of a human, like a waxy chocolate easter […]

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Dear Reader 2.21.21

Dear Reader, Goodness, time flies. Where do I even begin to catch up? I could start with the same silliness I share in my middle school ESL classes on the first day back after Christmas break and exclaim, “Wow, I haven’t seen you in a whole year!”, which most students laugh at (and others respond […]

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