Stir Crazy

My GOD I’ve got the worst case of cabin fever. I am going positively stir crazy in my own skin and I don’t know what to do about it! I’m realizing that for the time being I’m stuck in one place and there’s nothing I can do to change that right now. So then I … More Stir Crazy

Now I Can Breathe

You know the feeling after some ridiculously difficult ordeal when you’re suddenly able to breathe and you realize that you’ve been holding your breath for a week? I’m there. It’s a good feeling to be able to drop the load that’s on your shoulders for even a minute. My sister was moved out of the … More Now I Can Breathe


Originally posted on Nothing Was Said:
I’m a sucker for a good monologue. I always have been, whether it’s Shakespeare or Mulder, Plato or Scully. Oh, you’re seeing the connection here? Yes. I’m a sucker for the X-Files too. And X-Files monologues? Be still my heart… My sister and I and some others were watching…

Words, unspoken

So when more time has passed than you know what to do with, and somehow the words have found their way to you, what do you do with them?

For me they just don’t stop ricocheting back and forth across my consciousness. It’s distracting at best, painful at worst. … More Words, unspoken

The Barney Song

Do you know the Barney song? I love you, you love me, we’re a happy family, with a great big hug and a kiss from me to you, won’t you say you love me too? I don’t even know why I call it the Barney song in my head – I don’t actually know if it’s related … More The Barney Song


a photo is all that remains of the time we were together a photo is all that remains of days we can’t revisit a photo, a still, a moment cut in half an image, reflection, people you no longer see faces posed to speak words you will never hear laughter ringing out in a time … More photograph

Aunty of the Year

I’m aiming for the Aunty of the Year award for 2016. I already spoil the little goober past all recognition, but is that enough? His parents think not – they’ve asked me to do something I’ve never done. I’ve babysat for decades. I mean that. Since I was about five I’ve been babysitting younger siblings … More Aunty of the Year