What’s a life without a feeling of giving back? A life half-lived, perhaps. A life satisfying on a surface level, but a little bit empty. A bit uninspiring. You don’t have to be intensely religious, or even spiritual, to experience the adrenaline rush — and with practice, even an all-body euphoria — that comes withContinue reading “Living in the Here and Meow”
Necessity is the mother of invention, or something. An ambivert navigating the time of Delta, phone camera in hand, waiting for an outdoor table in the local social district. Shot on Google Pixel 3, ƒ/1.8, 1/412, 4.44mm, ISO58, black and white filter.
“Hope” is the thing with feathers –That perches in the soul –And sings the tune without the words –And never stops – at all – And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –And sore must be the storm –That could abash the little BirdThat kept so many warm – I’ve heard it inContinue reading “Getting Into Getting Out”
And that’s all I’m gonna say about that. Shot on Google Pixel 3, ƒ/1.8, 1/24, 4.44mm, ISO347.
One of my favorite podcasts, David Tennant Does A Podcast With …, featured a conversation with Michael Sheen as part of its first season. And in the deleted scenes episode, was this little philosophical gem that has stuck with me ever since I heard it last year: I realize now, you know, that idea ofContinue reading “Pandemic Retrospective: What I’ve Lost”
I have mucho introvert in me. I read. I get pissy when people ask me too many questions before 3:00 in the afternoon. I typically think through multiple sides of a situation, for hours if not days, before landing on an opinion. And you can always count on me to choose a one-on-one conversation inContinue reading “The Party Countdown”
I don’t remember many details, but I have a vague memory of reading a book when I was very young about a girl who was living in really bad circumstances, like a closet or something. Whenever she was put there (by a terrible parental figure, of course), she’d imagine a whole world of friends andContinue reading “Reality vs. Reverie”
It’s been awhile since I’ve done an ode to my (dis)ability, so I figured it was time to bring out my ole soapbox and do a bit of barbaric yawping a-top of it. The other day, my college-aged son confessed to me (in a weirdly excited way), “Mom, I think I have your thing. IContinue reading “My Closed-Captioned Life (or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Zoom)”
I’ve done a couple of safe-cations in our current pandemic climate, and hope to do a few more over the next year or so (yes, I’m prepared to safe-cation for as long as it takes). So inevitably, I am going to be out there, wearing my mask and encountering other people wearing their masks. AndContinue reading “My Favorite Mask-Takes”