Sometimes I feel like I just started this blog. Then I look back and am like OMG HOW HAS 5 YEARS PASSED ALREADY Same thing happens with my friends’ kids. Like OMG COLLEGE WHAT and YOU WERE JUST A BABY WHY ARE YOU TAKING THE BUS ON YOUR OWN and other reactions of that nature.Continue reading “Time Goes Way Too Fast”
Though, uh, not THIS week, ffs. Our block is enduring some massive construction to fix some pipes, and the streets are torn up and our road is closed. But that’s not the really rough part. The rough part is that things keep going wrong. Monday – We had a marvelous TRUCK parked right outside ourContinue reading “Happy September”
It’s been a fucker of a week. Lots to say over here. But I’m going to start with the respawn of the gun control/gun sense debate in the wake of the horrific shooting in Parkdale, Florida. I’ve been really annoyed by people who regurgitate old, already-debunked talking points like “What about Chicago” (not the gunContinue reading “Regarding the 2nd Amendment”
And really, what can one say other than “Oh thank fucking god 2017 is over!” Tomorrow I’ll have a bit of entering-the-Julian-year/Janus moment meandering, but for today, just…. yeah. thank fuck it’s over.
This is a little bit personal, even though I knew no one directly affected. I knew someone peripherally affected, though, and I had an insight into a person accused. . You’re warned. Five years ago today, I was working at Pitney Bowes in Stamford, Connecticut. I remember this day very clearly, because a coworker ofContinue reading “CW: Sandy Hook”
You know those days… you’re minding your own business and doing housework or working on a project when suddenly Anxiety, Depression or Misery grabs you by the shoulder, whispers (or yells) “Time For An Adventure” and whisks you off somewhere until you’re looking at the world through their veil, or up at a distant lightContinue reading “Sudden Descents”
Lin-Manuel Miranda was right. 44.5 IS going straight to hell. He’s the real catastrophe. Between that awful, evil statement about Puerto Rico today and this article on Vox, I might explode from rage. And I don’t even have any relatives there – just an ex-coworker from there. I can’t imagine what folks who have family/friendsContinue reading ““A Real Catastrophe””
It’s the time of year when sorrows overflow. Hurricane season is beating up the coasts, from the Caribbean and the US southeast to South Asia on up to freaking Nepal. Brutal forest fires line the whole West Coast of America. Rohingya refugees flee from Myanmar to flood-wracked Bangladesh. Earthquakes in Mexico. We’re fighting real NazisContinue reading “So Much Going On In the World”