Posting It Old School

This Christmas I am living quite nearby the town where I was born.  I’ve had the chance to do a drive-by gazing, passing the home where my grandparents hosted our family celebrations each year when I was young…and where my cousins and brother and I would be tossed together to play like the fondest of…

On The Road Again

  Soon I will become a traveler. In October I will give up my apartment for the open road. We live in a time when quite often members of a family live in different areas of the country or even world.  I looked up from my everyday list of things to do and realized that…

A New Year

This morning Facebook reminded me of my blog post from a year ago today.  I was on my way to Texas to start a new chapter in life. This blog was going to blossom and thrive as each new day in a new life unfolded. And then it didn’t. I got homesick and depressed. Countless…

Where is your fire?

I wonder what underlying message is being derived from the “be all you can be” type of advertising campaign I see more and more? The ads I see regarding this concept of anything being possible are images of astronauts, doctors, athletes, etc.  When the ad is over I look at my life and could be…

When Life Comes Apart At The Seams

My grandmother lovingly pieced this together before her eyesight left her unable to do the quilting.  She gave it to me to finish.  I had attempted small quilting projects but nothing of this size.  I started right away! Years of watching Little House On The Prairie flooded my mind with images of simpler times, evoked…

Potential

There it was, gloriously stretched out before me, and then I realized… …That deck was full of potential when it was empty. My imaginings of what might take place there – the gatherings of family and friends, the peaceful evenings and morning coffees with the sunrise – were far grander than anything that actually occurred in…

“With my head full of brains…”

One of my favorite books is Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss.  “With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.” It seems that these thoughts I wake up thinking are laced with slippery threads of opinion…the kind you have to…

this tangled path

I woke up after only 41/2 hours of sleep very early this morning.  About an hour before the alarm was set to go off I fell back to sleep.  Anxiety, sadness, weariness shroud me and yet, I have to keep taking the next step.  There is such a line of ghosts and ghouls haunting my…

Off The Cuff and From The Heart

Before I get back to work I want to share something from my heart.  It’s not prepared, so bear with me.  This is more “stream of consciousness” than I usually write. I finally had  a day off yesterday and decided to ignore inclinations to feel guilty about taking some time to retreat and nap.  It…

Life On The Fire Escape

Today I feel. I am much more comfortable thinking about my feelings.  Today I just feel them. It feels like I am climbing fire escapes tending to each area of life at once so no one gets left stranded. Right now I am at work.  It’s where I have use of a real computer as…