Non-conformist Introvert

  This is so much on my mind right now. As some know, I was laid off from my job back in March. I took it pretty well, this being the third time now I’ve been through this. I knew the struggle to find a new job awaited me, but deep down inside somewhere I … Continue reading Non-conformist Introvert

Sweetening the Pot — Limited Time Offer

This offer only good until Sunday, September 18, 2016 at midnight PDT. One of my Twitter friends has hit a real low point right now, and has put up a GoFundMe as a last resort to try to keep from losing her home. The house is her mother's, and her mother is a retired police … Continue reading Sweetening the Pot — Limited Time Offer

Driving with Jane Austen

What? Among the many weird and off-the-wall things that cross my mind, I often play a mental game when I drive. It goes something like this: I pretend Jane Austen is riding shotgun with me, and I get to explain to her the workings of the automobile, traffic, commuting, and we discuss the improvements in … Continue reading Driving with Jane Austen

The Definition of Stress

Remember that old joke: Stress - (n.) The confusion created when the mind overrides the body's basic desire to choke the living shit out of some asshole who desperately needs it.   Well, my stress is partly that, but partly this: When the desire to live on your own terms is subsumed by the demands … Continue reading The Definition of Stress

September Sunshine

Just posting this so in the dark, gloomy days ahead I can look back and remember there really was sun and warmth here.This is a "painting effect" that the camera does. Kind of fun to play with. Morning clouds Leaves, painted and unpainted

More on The Grump

Because I just want to throw things every time I think about this. Since I've known Carol, she has had pretty long hair, most of the way down her back. Although I didn't think this was a particularly good look for her at her age, it was none of my business and never said anything. … Continue reading More on The Grump

Survival Mode

So here we are, the last week of November, with that-holiday-that-shall-not-be-named right around the corner. Here comes the panic, and the racing around, and the fretting over money we can't really afford to spend, and 'To-Do' lists growing exponentially even though time is speeding up. Yeah, I really look forward to the holidays. I gave … Continue reading Survival Mode

Time, Time, Time

Someone asked the question on Twitter today: As a writer, what's the one thing you'd ask Santa for? My answer: To win the lottery so I could quit my dayjob and have time to write. I honestly don't know any other way to get more time. I spend two hours a day physically on the … Continue reading Time, Time, Time

Meditations on Ray Bradbury

Several weeks ago, I wrote this post about Ray Bradbury for his birthday. In celebration of the anniversary of his birth I treated myself to a stack of his books which I had not read before, chief among them being Something Wicked This Way Comes. I just finished it Saturday night (October 12). This is … Continue reading Meditations on Ray Bradbury