Tag Archive for nonfiction

Finding Joy in a Shitstorm

Yesterday, I celebrated six years at my current job. I also received a stellar annual performance review. Normally, these are things I would’ve shared loud and proud with my friends. Instead, I only told a few people and my wife,…

Musical Musings – Brave

August is a month of milestones for me. Some good. Some not so good. It was seven years ago, while coming home from my husband’s birthday dinner, I knew it would be the last one we would celebrate together. I…

Breaking Bad Habits

Bad habits have been on my mind a lot lately. Not the smoking, drinking variety…more of the “personality” kind. They are the kind of habits that keep me awake at night, thinking about what I could have said or done…

Acceptance

Acceptance. Resignation. Two ideas I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. They do not necessarily co-exist in our lives. Some of us shun one while gladly embracing the other. One can be healthy. The other, self-destructive. To me, acceptance is…

The Marriage Equality Solution

Today, I bring you the solution to the marriage equality problem! I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this issue since it does directly impact my life. Someday, I’m going to marry that cute, feisty, smart chick that puts…

User Manual for Model EKO-274

About Your New Model Congratulations! You now have you very own EKO-274. As I’m sure you’re aware, this is a limited edition model. This guide is intended to help you get the best out of EKO-274 so that you will…

Communicatus Neurosititis

Sprawled on the massage table, I was doing my best to relax and clear my mind. It worked. For about 10 minutes. After that, I started thinking about how I communicate with other people. Ok, I was obsessing about it.…

Trigger

Walking across the threshold, I had no idea I’d be so overcome with emotions. I actually had to stop and compose myself before going any further. It had been about six years since I had stepped foot in a place…

Engraved

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The first full day I had to myself after my ex moved out, I celebrated. Feeling like a huge weight had been lifted off of me, I made myself a nice dinner and opened an ’85 Cabernet that had been…

Out With the Old…

I’ve been spending a lot of time purging lately. Purging the house and garage of my ex’s things and of the items I no longer want or need. Most of it was acquired during our time together and I don’t…