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30th Anniversary of Michaela’s Kidnapping: advice, please?

I was talking today with some people about the fact that the 30th anniversary of Michaela's kidnapping is coming up in just a few month. I talked to at least one person who lives out of state who is thinking about coming this year, and it has me thinking about changing things up a bit.... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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 →

Happy Mother’s Day, Michaela

Happy Mother's Day, baby girl! You have been so much on my mind these last few days. Is it just because it is Mother's Day? I wouldn't ordinarily think so. I'm not really a big holiday person, barely celebrating this year since most of your siblings are spread far and wide, and all of us... 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 →

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