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Fish out of Water

This picture asks a thousand questions. My best guess, a small child was escorted to the bathroom. Said child held shark toy until perfectly aligned above the toilet. At which point, small child let go, releasing the shark back to the water. Wasn’t it “Nemo” who taught us “all routes lead to the sea?” One […]

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You are Here

Where is here? State of confusion…denial…angst?  Oh yeah, that last one. Definitely the last one. There is not much I remember about my childhood. I contracted chicken pox when I was five and we were moving. That was a hassle. Or I was. When you’re five you don’t differentiate that line very well. I also remember having a […]

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Two Bitches – Fear and Panic

“I expect great results.” The charming and jovial doctor sat across from us and smiled. “Everyone I have treated in your shoes has responded positively.” “And how long have you been a doctor?” My husband smiled sheepishly but also, yes, let’s get a read on the extent of “everybody.” Good question, Babe. The doctor looked […]

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Don’t be an Octopus

Disclaimer: It is my understanding octopi are sentient, highly intelligent, and rather remarkable beings. Therefore, the admonishment to avoid imitating this phenomenal creature is metaphorical, mostly. If they just know me better, they will like me. If I give more time and energy, he will love me. There are moments when a great deal of […]

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New Year’s Restoration

While the trend about now is to look to the future and decide to achieve things in the coming new year, I’m thinking about going a slightly different direction. Metaphorically of course. This post is not about a newly discovered worm hole or alternate universe. Sorry. It started with a blog post “Lessons Learned in […]

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If I’m being honest…

Anyone else notice this phrase infiltrating most conversations? “If I’m being honest, I really prefer this restaurant.” Are we starved for this level of honest? But I’ve caught myself saying it, if I’m being honest. Seriously though, it makes me wonder. What is it about our current psychological state that we feel the need to […]

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It’s Time to Let Go!

Top Gun Maverick. Rotten Tomatoes gives it 97%. You read that correctly. 97%! For those of you who didn’t have a stellar math teacher, only 3 out of every 100 people that saw the movie were like, “Meh.” Only 3.   I’m with you 97%. I cried. I cheered. I felt elated. And thank you, Hollywood, […]

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I Dwell in Possibility…

                                                                    I dwell in Possibility – A fairer House than Prose – More numerous of Windows – Superior – For Doors – Of Chambers as the Cedars – Impregnable of eye – And an everlasting roof The Gambles of the Sky – Of Visitors – the fairest – For Occupation – This – The spreading […]

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A Female Bedtime Story

Once upon a time, there was a woman. The doctor kept referring to her as a “woman of your age” until numerous witty retorts danced across her face and emblazoned her eyes. He then found a different way to explain to her that she didn’t need her uterus any longer. To this she argued, “What […]

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All I’m askin’

The French have a saying. “Pfffft.” Okay, saying is a stretch. It’s really more a sound of derision–the expulsion of emotion in a puff of hair through the lips. (Seriously, it’s a thing.) Several months ago, the phrase “the new normal” seemed quaint and clever. Isolation. Lockdown. Change. The new normal.  Pffft. We had no idea.  I thought […]

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