My Home Isolation Project

Today is 'No Politics Wednesday' on my imaginary calendar. What should we discuss? How about my self isolation project? I believe in turning every spare minute into an opportunity for self-improvement. When I drive, I practice my French with an audiobook, when I’m— hmm, that’s all I can think of. We are at a transitional … Continue reading My Home Isolation Project

My Children are Trapped in the House, and I Like It

Isolation is a mindset. I have felt detached in company and rejoiced in solitude. I govern the state of my mind. I’m not a perfect person. Of my many flaws, selfishness tops the list. Four days before Trump was inaugurated in 2017, I was injured at work. The two events aren't related, but they have … Continue reading My Children are Trapped in the House, and I Like It

How is Your Pandemic Going?

I hope you are not among those suffering illness, and that you are merely among those in "lockdown” purgatory, like me. I have accomplished much since official isolation began yesterday at 3:00 PM. I have created a body dent on my sofa cushion.I have thought about doing my taxes.I've cleared unnecessary papers off my refrigerator … Continue reading How is Your Pandemic Going?

A Very Vegan Thanksgiving

My table is never put to use Payback I guess, there will be no truce No Holiday schedule rotation “Why’d I lose my turn to host the fun?” ~ My extended family voiced their fears: “You’ve been left now out for many years, Your prior hosting spawned misgivings You butchered the joy of Thanksgiving ~ … Continue reading A Very Vegan Thanksgiving

Today I Put Dog Food in the Coffee Grinder

I had to put my 15-year-old pup down on Wednesday. I wrote about her just last week. I've been expecting this for over a year, not wanting to be the adult and make a decision. Tuesday night, she started bleeding. I took her to the pet ER, along with two of my three offspring. My … Continue reading Today I Put Dog Food in the Coffee Grinder

Fer Me Wee’est Spawn’s High School Gradeation Dey

T’ be youngest yer blessed and yer cursed Tho loose lips claim bein’ middle’s worst Yer ma’s big regret: Years swabbin’ the deck Fer time’s cruel, and can ne'er be reversed ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Give no quarter to tricks nature plays Ye’ll be me laddie all o’ yer days Wi’ yer sea legs on Heave ho, chase … Continue reading Fer Me Wee’est Spawn’s High School Gradeation Dey