At What Point Is It Insubordination?

During the long weekend of work a couple weeks ago, there were just a few things here and there happening that seemed to point to this: ​ I seem to pick up on subtle things sometimes that until it comes together that I’m not 100% sure of what is going on. During that weekend, communication…

Friday Feelz

Uncertain Isn’t that an odd emotion? Uncertain. I’m uncertain of how I’m feeling right now. Earlier this week, the foster kid unexpectedly announced they were leaving. (Forgive the "they" pronoun as well as the awkward wording as I’m trying to keep some degree of anonymity for the kid.) The foster kid decided a month ago…

Motivational Monday

Apparently I wrote up a post for today only to not publish it. Guess I’ll use that one next week.

Friday Feelz

Incredibly sad – Waking up this morning to the news that Anthony Bourdain has died of apparent suicide hit me hard. I remember catching him on TV with his first food / travel show and falling in love with the way he viewed the world. I received two of his books for Christmas and devoured…

Getting too old for this shit

The weekend was a crazy one. Most think that I am making that statement because my daughter graduated this weekend, so there is an assumption that with family in town and all that life would be crazy. And while some of that may be true, the bigger truth is my weekend was crazy because three…

Sleep? Who Needs Sleep?

My day started yesterday at about 6:30am.  My body woke up at that time mainly because I had slept in a way that made me sore, so my body woke me up to tell me it was unhappy.  I got up, took some Advil, then went back to bed because I knew today or yesterday,…

Motivational Monday

This poem is Memorial Day for me.  Each Memorial Day, we would have a short parade, then a dedication of the flags – aka those vets who died and whose families donated their flags to the Avenue of Flags would have them christened as such. Poppies – I have several in my car because if…

Through the Veil

Yesterday, a great man died. He was our neighbor.  He was a single dad who was so fucking committed to his son.  I’m not sure his son realized it, but he did so much to make sure things were good for him.  This guy was also an incredible musician.  He played with everyone – and…