pâro and home remedies

Somewhere in the 13th hour of the workday, I hit a wall. Words were swimming on the screen. “Why can’t I ever get done?” Defeated, I got up from my desk and headed to the shower, armed with the new lemon-sage body wash and shower gloves that Amazon had just left at my front door,Continue reading “pâro and home remedies”

A fiscal, physical, metaphysical fast

I guess you could call this fasting.  Since August 26, I’ve not posted on social media. I did sneak and check it a time or two (each day) until Thursday, September 3. This is my 7th day cold turkey. Coincidentally, we are also on a VERY tight budget until the 15th, so I haven’t beenContinue reading “A fiscal, physical, metaphysical fast”

How to Appreciate New Mom-ness or “Dear Damn Baby”

I’ve had precious little time to write about my experiences as a new mom. That’s because time to myself, moments to write, are few and far between. Maya is almost 6 weeks old. Her schedule is not regular yet. I don’t really know how long she’ll be awake, or how long she will sleep. IContinue reading “How to Appreciate New Mom-ness or “Dear Damn Baby””

The Things I Couldn’t Teach You

(An open letter to my former students) When you were my students, I taught you how to use a comma, how to develop an argument, how to analyze literature.  I taught you how to cite your sources, how to recognize logical fallacies, how to converse knowledgeably, how to identify anaphora, tetracolon, asyndeton. But there wereContinue reading “The Things I Couldn’t Teach You”

Like Cat Hair

God, I hate cat hair. It lands on every fabric surface in my home and clings there, multiplying into layers, waiting for an unsuspecting victim to walk by, thereby providing a means of transportation to another surface. This morning, I snatched the king-size quilted comforter off the bed, determined to get rid of the ever-presentContinue reading “Like Cat Hair”

The Best of All Possible Worlds

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”  – Maya Angelou There’s a popular website called F My Life where everyday people (and their idiot friends) post about their misfortunes and epic fails.  Surprisingly, none have written “Today, I realized that I had the necessary resources, physical capability and mental acuity toContinue reading “The Best of All Possible Worlds”