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Poetry: holding the world

Why do I think that if I wrap my arms around the world, press it to my heart and hold it tight, that I can make it better? Make anything better? What the world wants is not me, but its own, and its own is not within my power to give. Instead, I absorb the... Continue Reading →

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Schizophrenic gratitude

I have seen a lot of people posting gratitude journals online. I've thought about it, but, well, life has been a bit hard lately. This morning, however, I realized that I have a lot of gratitude. It's just a bit schizophrenic. For example, I am grateful for: Hot showers. I always hate to get into... Continue Reading →

I apologize, but I just might explode

Okay, I've been a little crabby lately. My new anti-seizure med, keppra, is known for making people irritable and depressed. It took awhile for this side effect to make itself felt. I think as long as things were sailing along in life, it was cool. What I have found to be true about depression, though,... Continue Reading →

Gifts for supporters!

I very recently set up a Patreon account, which allows supporters to offer a small monthly contribution to support artists of various sorts, including writers and bloggers. (For more general information, see my previous blog. Still new at this and still learning, but one thing Patreon allows is for the artists to offer gifts to... Continue Reading →

What about Michaela?

In just a few months now, it will be the 30th anniversary of Michaela's kidnapping. Two months after that, it will be Michaela's 40th birthday. I am still kind of lost as to what to do about this. The normal, regular thing, tying yellow ribbons on the tree at the market? I don't know. I... Continue Reading →

Facing into the light, facing into the dark

The following is from my previous blog, and was originally published in July 2017. In nine days I will have finished chemotherapy. It has not been nearly what I’d feared it would be. The side effects were subtle. The nausea was fairly easily controlled with medication. I got one mouth sore, and my fingertips cracked... Continue Reading →

Marijuana to fight cancer

Hey there and happy 4/21 everybody, particularly those of you who celebrated 4/20 in the right spirit. I used to be a regular pot smoker when I was younger, but gave it up for most of the years after I became a mom, which is almost 40 years ago now. I took it up again,... Continue Reading →

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