Hair Cut

on May 16, 2022

 “So what can I do for you?” “A layered bob.” I have no idea what that means, but 6/10 times it gets me a hair cut I don’t want to attack with pinking shears. “Okay, we’ll do a little texturizing–“ “BY ALL THAT’S HOLY DON’T TOUCH THOSE WEIRD SCISSORS!” “Okay, okay–touch-ee! How do you propose… Read More

Whining Me

on May 4, 2022

 I sang my pain into the ether Disgusted by my whine My troubles are so tiny Not worth sorry, not worth time Tell your troubles to the river The river carries on People have their own loads It’s important to keep calm But I had a moment’s weakness (Let’s face it–there’s been more) And I… Read More

Disposable Humans

on May 3, 2022

 Knees ache. Fingers ache. Today I could actually hear my crepitus  echo. And we all know what happened in the Supreme Court. Fuckers. So Mate is pulling me out of my chair because I can’t make it without help at the moment, and he says, “This is the last time for the night, right?” And… Read More

Happy happy…

on April 19, 2022

 So yes, I know Sunday was Easter, and we had a lovely one. Family at my mom’s house–we all brought something. It was also her birthday, so pretty much, the only thing she had to cook was a veggie tray–woohoo!  It was funny–I’d had my sister signed up for dessert of some sort, but that… Read More

Ten Things That Don’t Look Like Writing But Are

on April 4, 2022

 We’ve all seen the memes–Jim Carrey typing madly at the computer, looking possessed. The cat, paws flying, putting in that order for never-ending catnip. The old-style author, with the pipe and the whiskey and the old S-electric typewriter. Even the odd Shakespeare or Byron, with fingers stained with oak gall ink from the carved quill… Read More

The. End.

on March 24, 2022

 The. End. So, The Luck Mechanics, book 1, is complete and I’m super excited. Yes, because I love finishing a book but because my life exploded, and for a little while there I couldn’t write. My brain was too overloaded with other things–not to mention my life was too busy with consequences of those things…. Read More

Miracles and Whatnot

on March 16, 2022

 Omg–I’m surprised I haven’t told you all this already. We cured the dog. Okay–she wasn’t sick, but I’m telling you, hauling that barking pack of Chi-who-whats through the park or through the neighborhood was starting to really wear at me. And we were the most hated dogs at the park. I mean, THE most hated… Read More


on March 1, 2022

 So, uhm, recently I made a FB post about the analgesics I’ve been using to help me through the mother of all arthritis flares, and I have to admit–the CBD liniment has been a blessing. I’m not sure if it’s the magic pot infusion or just the icy-hot coolness but it does have a certain… Read More

Girl Scout Cookies

on February 18, 2022

  So, I don’t know if I will ever talk about the thing. I remember reading an essay of the Yarn Harlot’s once–something had happened in her family that she didn’t want to share–but she wanted to share the after-effect, which was simply, that for about two weeks, she was so heartbroken she couldn’t even… Read More

Banning Books

on February 3, 2022

Ugh! Where to start, where to start, where to start… It feels like all of my anecdotes have been told until they’re ready to shrivel up and float away.  I’m going to start with one that happened when I was in about eight grade. My dad worked nights, and there was sort of a revolving… Read More