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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***
Tuesday, March 12, 2019      1 comments

I’ve always been a worrier. Whenever my dad and my dog Rosco leave for one of the zillion or so walks they take together each day, my stomach clenches up tighter than a fist and I feel like the back of my throat is closing up until the mome... Read more
What Do I Want to Be When I Grow up?
Tuesday, March 05, 2019      4 comments

Now, I know that most normal people like to listen to music on their iPods when they go out for a run or hit the weight machines at the gym. Not me. I prefer to listen to lectures while I work out. Whether I download my courses f... Read more
The Social Contract
Tuesday, February 26, 2019      5 comments

So, I was walking my dog, Rosco, the other day and I witnessed something that left me confused. No, more than that. Reeling. Freaked out. Wondering when the hell the rest of society abandoned all pretense of following “the rules.” It wasn’t... Read more
Things Versus Experiences
Tuesday, February 19, 2019      4 comments

I’ll admit something embarrassing: I’ve read a lot of self-help books, the kind of books that tell you to simplify your life, to focus on being grateful for what you have rather than whining about what you don’t have, yada yada yada. All of... Read more
See Something, Say Something?
Tuesday, February 05, 2019      2 comments

We’ve all heard the Big Brother-y motto the government has been drilling into our heads since 9/11: “See something, say something.” I get it. We all know we live in a potentially dangerous world, and it’s always a good idea to be vigilant. ... Read more
Am I Enough?
Tuesday, January 29, 2019      5 comments

I’m a writer. I write every day, even if it’s just a couple of sentences, squeezed in between other, more pressing tasks (that is, the kind of tasks that pay the bills and allow me to buy groceries and food for my dog, Rosco). To date... Read more
First Kill All the Meteorologists
Tuesday, January 22, 2019      4 comments

We all know the quote: "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" (Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 2, Act IV, Scene 2). And though I agree wholeheartedly with the Bard that the lawyer herd could use some thinning, I might suggest a sl... Read more
My Twisted Runaway Train of a Mind
Tuesday, January 15, 2019      6 comments

I learned long ago that my brain never entirely shuts down, no matter how tired I am. It’s the reason I sleep so poorly and why I am always wide awake by 3:00 A.M., regardless of what time I might have gone to bed the night before. Recentl... Read more
What a Difference a Week Makes
Tuesday, January 08, 2019      3 comments

Last week, on New Year’s Day, I was fighting a crippling bout of depression and hanging by my fingernails onto a slender thread of hope that things might get better in 2019. Today, I’m feeling (almost) like myself again. I know I’ve sa... Read more
Happy New Year!
Tuesday, January 01, 2019      1 comments

This is a first for me. Usually, when I write these posts, I do it at least a couple of days ahead of time, but today, I’m writing off the cuff. Why? Not because I’m feeling spontaneous (trust me: I NEVER feel spontaneous). It’s becau... Read more
Haiku of the Day -- The Last Haiku
Monday, December 31, 2018      3 comments

Haiku #365 (of 365): It is New Year’s Eve, my last day as a haiku poet. I’m so glad! Wow, am I happy that this challenge from my publisher is over. Yes, I managed to crank out something resembling a "poem" in haiku format 365... Read more
Today's Haiku
Sunday, December 30, 2018      3 comments

Haiku #364 (of 365): Thanks to all of you who supported me this year trying out haiku. I can't believe there's only one day--and one haiku--left. It's going to be a relief, but I'm a little sad, too. How pathetic is that? :)... Read more
Haiku of the Day
Saturday, December 29, 2018      3 comments

Haiku #363 (of 365): The gray winter sky hovers overhead like lead, oppressive and dark. ... Read more
Haiku of the Day
Friday, December 28, 2018      2 comments

Haiku #362 (of 365): She pulls down the tree, tosses away the tinsel. Back to the real world. ... Read more
Today's Haiku
Thursday, December 27, 2018      2 comments

Haiku #361 (of 365): She orders salmon even though she hates the taste. Damn this healthy food! ... Read more

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