Sunday, October 26, 2014


Where there is light cast on one side
and not on another,
that is shadow.
Did I cast in error?
Should I have cast at all...
I have never been the one
to hold back
all the light I have.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I love
the people with gap-teeth and
sagging boobs.
The unwashed, unorthadontized people.
I love the people
in flip flops.
I love the shower caps
and fuzzy slippers;
the blue-haired,
both young and old.
I love the angry and the sad
and the tired and the crazy-happy-mad.
Everybody goes to Wal Mart
and complains
and hates
the going.
I love the meeting of
the suits and torn jeans
and the lists left forgotten
on the shelves and floors
and the children
wanting, always wanting;
some for less and some for more.
You don't hate it,
though you say you do.
You hate the reminder that
the gap-toothed, unwashed masses
are no different
from you.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Dona Nobis Pacem

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

And so Google joins those who have also attempted to unite the deathly hallows and master death.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Dear Google. I hate what you have just done to my You Tube account. I know there is no recourse and that just makes me angrier. Why must you keep making You Tube harder and harder to use? I mean, I'm trying to watch videos. That's what you want, isn't it?

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Quarter Life Crisis?

When I was in my twenties I had a hard time getting my life started. I think this is normal… though my troubles were maybe not. I wanted to teach and so got a degree and did the student teaching thing and I was horrible at it. I was married during college so I had a husband and of course he didn’t really understand.

 Student teaching went so badly that I ended up working in a plastic factory instead… which was terrible. So then, I quit that job and went to grad school. Then I got pregnant and divorced, in that order. Life is all about timing.

 Graduate school, and single parenthood were followed by teaching at a college a long way from home for a short time… while single parenting. Then I fell in love again. I think falling in love is generally a bad idea, but we keep doing it.

So I quit that job, which I actually loved, to move states away, still far from home, get married and own my own business, making signs. Everybody knows that teaching college biology is the perfect way to work your way into graphic design… right?

The marriage was terrible but I was determined not to end up twice divorced… so I did that for ten years… sign making and terrible marriage. Then my dad died. By then I was 39. Middle age… look where my life had gone. Dad’s death served as a wake-up call. We only get so much time… it’s actually quite a bit of time, but we don’t notice it going away. A lot happens. We try really hard again and again and we still fail… I was dead broke. After trying so hard at love and success, I was a failure and I was working retail.

That’s a midlife crisis. That’s all the experience that led up to it. That’s quitting a marriage of TEN years and moving back home and starting over AGAIN. I know it probably seems rotten, to young people, when I say a quarter life crisis is not the same. But it’s still not the same. The heartbreak of failing at student teaching was real heartbreak, but it wasn’t a midlife crisis. Of course, this is just my experience and I’m often wrong… obviously.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013