My Terms

I'm miserable. I'm throwing myself a pity party. I'm the only one on the guest list but still, no one showed up. I had minor knee surgery last week so I am stuck in a leg brace on my recliner. The last 5 days have been one melted candle of playing on the computer,...

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“I’m getting too old for this crap…”

As I grabbed a banana from the basket at my favorite gas station, I heard a loud and frustrated voice at the coffee bar. Obviously flustered, the lady flapped both of her arms in the air, looked directly at me and said, "I am getting too old for this crap." I gave my...

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Solidarity? Maybe?

2.0 miles to the church and back. 3.6 miles to the track and back. 5.8 miles from track to track. More days than not, I have been choosing to waddle one of these distances since the whole quarantine thing began. I like it. It's a different feeling. When I run, I make...

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PJs and Salsa Stains

You see that spot on my shirt? That is a salsa stain that was acquired at about 6am on Monday. It's a rona stain. It's there to remind me of the struggle. The rona stain is comparable to prison inmates marking the days on the wall, except time is measured in various...

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Reality

I watched a segment on our local news regarding a community that is known for its poverty and violence. They showed the city through the lens of a camera using somber music, dark filters, slow pans and rough corners. The reporter then contrasted the scenes of the area...

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Facebook Delete

I deleted Facebook from my phone. Since it is not on my phone, I have not been on it much. I forget to look at it on my computer. I am not a better person because of it. It did not magically cure any of the problems I had before nor did it gift me extra productivity....

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