In the United States today there are thousands of people who are faced with challenges in daily living that have brought them to a point of revolt against the status quo of American economics.
My son came home a year ago last July. He had gone missing, and every phone call from an unknown number, every news story about an unidentified body that had been found and every account of someone killed in a police confrontation made my heart race. In the months and weeks before we parted ways, my […]
Of every other day of the week, Sunday should really smell like bacon and coffee. Really. About a year ago, I let go of my frantic grasping of vegetarian eating with the startling realization that even adherence to that noble gastric discipline takes lives. This morning I stand quietly in my kitchen peeling the wrapping […]
It is quiet in the house this morning. The sun sparkling against new leaves is casting soft shadows against the oaks outside my bedroom window. The cat will not negotiate her choice of spot to nap and so I compromise and sit farther from the lamp than I had wanted to. It seems I […]
Drug induced sleep means I wake up in 5 hours. I need to ask my doctor what I am supposed to be getting out of taking a muscle relaxer for spasticity. I don’t know which is worse, being unable to fall asleep because of spasticity or taking the medication, not sleeping soundly and waking up […]
How to finish the book. It seems close to being done sometimes. My fatigue in the evening drains me of incentive. Weekends are my only respite since I have a day job to sustain throughout the week. I must keep trying. Annie Dillard claims a book often takes years to complete. I know there are […]
Happy New Year! I’ve been writing a book. A memoir, if you’re asking me what sort of book it is. Someone once told me that everyone has at least one story to tell but I believe that within the one story there are hundreds or maybe thousands of stories. That is encouraging to me. There […]