Be Weird: Finding Individuality

I don’t have a religion, I’m a cynic, I’m very critical of everything, I over-analyze, I have an extremely dark and broad sense of humor, and I reject most everything I encounter – can there be a common thread? Yes. I’m weird, and damn proud of it. It’s been a rather gradual process of goingContinue reading “Be Weird: Finding Individuality”

The Importance of Giving Love

An entire book can be written based on the above title alone — and many have. I don’t want to linger right now on something that I feel I could handle with concision. In my experience, when a book is dedicated to something hyper-specific, I start getting the idea fairly quickly with still quite a bit ofContinue reading “The Importance of Giving Love”

Hellish Grocery Stores, Honking, and Other Sins

Friends, family, and even TV personalities have mentioned that they’ve been going on walks to break up their time under lockdown. Walking through the outside world must bring some small comfort when the size of your universe has shrunk from the infinitesimal to the meager square footage of your hovel. And yet, though I’m lockedContinue reading “Hellish Grocery Stores, Honking, and Other Sins”

Horses Walk at Birth, Human Babies Are Useless

Despite being a somewhat cranky shut-in, constantly condemning social distancing failures and errors, I did manage to see something truly wonderful recently. While I sure do a great deal of technological lamenting, something fantastic cropped up as a result of it. A family friend — my uncle’s ex-boyfriend, if you must know — live-streamed hisContinue reading “Horses Walk at Birth, Human Babies Are Useless”

Quarantine and Lexapro

I’ve seen people out in droves, hoarding all they can from grocery stores – their eyes nervously darting, hoping the customer next to them isn’t a carrier.             I’ve seen empty city streets, empty parking lots, and empty businesses – the modern day, self-imposed ghost town.             I’ve seen neighbors staring out their windows, locking eyes withContinue reading “Quarantine and Lexapro”