I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets overwhelmed by how harsh the world can be, especially with people in it. Mother Nature may have been particularly harsh this winter with her Polar Vortex and and general inconsistency for us in North Carolina, but if you listen to the news there are plenty of […]
When I set my reading goal for this year I looked at last year’s goal ...
The bad weather persists. For some this is a very serious issue. However, there are ...
I am a fairly lazy laundry lady. Things get washed, but I don’t have a ...
Motherhood is full of sacrifices. This is what I have been told by many sources throughout my life. It is what I have felt as a truth from the time before I became a mother. As a mother I have experienced its power, the power of believing this as a truth. I have struggled with […]
I used to think that the best job in the world would be as a filing clerk. I didn’t know what a real filing clerk did, but in my mind I used to imagine being in a room full of bookshelves and filing cabinets where I spent the day organizing information and storing it. In […]
2014 is off to an interesting start with a Polar Vortex here in the US, and here’s where my mind goes with that. Science Fiction? The first thing that came to mind upon hearing the weather phenomenon called a Polar Vortex was The Day After Tomorrow. (It also kind of made me think of Arctic […]
Groping in the night, Hands reaching, seeking flesh. Blankets shifted, falling aside. Chilled limbs exposed. Tiny paws stepping, Settling weight upon chest. Whiskers tickling nose and chin. Worming little body, Making space between parents. Another sleepless night.
It is everywhere you look at the moment, the August edition Rolling Stone cover. I first saw it on Facebook prefaced by a comment from someone completely appalled by the implied “rock star treatment” of Dzharkhar Tsarnaev, one of the suspected Boston bombers. My initial shock shut my brain down and I had to step away from the computer.
Some have such lovely names. Others sound a bit exotic. Then there are those that sound about as terrible as they all truly are. Silverfish. Camel cricket. Cockroach. Slug. These are the invaders that the rain most often chases into my home. Out there in the wilds of my backyard, I’m sure they have a […]
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