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I usually struggle when my parents ask what I want for Christmas. I truly don’t need anything — and increasingly I don’t want anything, either. 659 more words


That time

There comes a time and it always does

When your heart stops

The world freezes

You question your existence

Your decisions

Your actions

Your choices… 56 more words

Just like a bicycle

Relationships are kind of like assembling a bicycle.

Without the manual of course.

You know where the big pieces are supposed to go.

You also know how to screw in the tiny nuts and bolts to keep them in place. 39 more words

A thing about Whiskey

She: What’s your most beautiful memory?

Me: I don’t remember.

She: Oh don’t lie. Come on, tell me.

Me: No, really I don’t remember anything as such. 63 more words

A detour through Haiku City

This little snippet of “poetry” made me laugh out loud when I saw it in George Takei’s Facebook feed. I haven’t been able to pinpoint the original author, but RESPECT. 8 more words
Attempted Humor

Help kill my darlings

“In writing, you must kill your darlings.”

William Faulkner said that, although I’ve always blamed Truman Capote. No matter: Either way, it’s true.

Self-editing can be painful and difficult, because it requires that you judge yourself. 252 more words


25 years of awful wedded bliss

Today is Steve’s and my 25th wedding anniversary.

Look at us! We were so young … so clueless … and so deliriously happy.

I was thinking last night about how to best mark the occasion. 413 more words