How to Overcome Writers Block

If you have followed my blog for more than, I don't know, six months, you may have noticed that the rate at which I hit publish has diminished. I am suffering from an affliction called “writer's block.” No need to reach for the hand sanitizer. After exhaustive online research, I have learned that there are … Continue reading How to Overcome Writers Block

The Next Road Taken

~~ A bleak cold winter’s gray weighted sky, No crunch of leaves reduced underfoot, Imagining the whats, wheres, and whys, Brilliance muted, sodden, élan dies, Contemplating the variant route. ~~ I detest this season; is that wrong? In six months I’ll search then to compare: Cerulean sky, June days prolonged, Two yellow birds in a … Continue reading The Next Road Taken

A Long Cold Lonely Winter

Be careful what you wish for. It’s no secret that the holiday season intensifies anxiety and depression for people prone to either. Both are felt profoundly in a normal year but add the forced isolation of a pandemic, and resultant financial difficulties, the number of people suffering increases. Everyone I know is depressed, in varying … Continue reading A Long Cold Lonely Winter

XLVII Days

I know everything is not about me, but this is my blog, so it kind of is. With everything happening to me as of late: hurricanes, fires, pandemics, earthquakes, sharknados, I have but one regret. I’m disappointed in myself because I’ve been writing so sporadically. My excuse is that I struggle with anxiety; lately, it's … Continue reading XLVII Days

Thank Me for My Patience

I am not going to complain today, despite news that Kanye and Jared Kushner speak daily. I won't complain—today, despite Dollhand's admission that he’s sabotaging the US postal service to keep people from voting by mail, and in the process endangering the lives and sustenance of many people whose prescription drugs and Social Security checks … Continue reading Thank Me for My Patience

Karens and Ice-Cube

Yesterday I learned that I cannot make jokes about menopause when the topic of conversation is Karens, because it's sexist. *A Karen, if anyone doesn't know, is a racist white woman who has lost her mind. She is a tRump supporter. Legend has it that the first such woman caught on tape was named Karen. … Continue reading Karens and Ice-Cube