Realization

My dad cried. He told me he sat in the back of the rally – near the few people of color that live in my hometown community. And he cried. He cried as a women told a story about moving to the community – this community that prides itself on welcoming people and encouraging people…

Groundhog’s Day

One of my kids met a friend the other day at a park for some social distancing socializing. I was happy she was able to do that because she had recently hit her point of frustration as an extravert forced to be away from her people where she shouted in frustration, “I just want a…

A Smart Smart-Ass Fail

Yesterday, I made a smart ass comment on someone’s Facebook post. This is a person I’ve known for a long time – and we know each other’s humor. The comment seemed pretty straight forward and dead on….or so I thought until he responded with a remark that made me question if he got I was…

Stay-At-Home: Day 1323099

Scene – I’m at my desk which is located in our common den area which is on the landing of our second floor. Located on the second floor are three bedrooms and a bathroom. The bedrooms each belong to a child: two belong to me – one does not. My youngest child has finally changed…

Day….what day is it again?

I know it is Monday only because my alarm woke me up to work from home today, but honestly, I am losing track of how many days I have been stuck at home working. It started before the shelter-in-place order that my state is under. My kid was sick with a fever and the flu…

Working from Home: Day 3

My kid over the weekend got sick. Fever, coughing, chills – all of the fun stuff one wants someone in your house catching while there is a COVID-19 pandemic going on. Do I think she has it? Who knows. She is in a theater production, and it seems they have passed some bug between each…

I Broke My Rule Today….

I broke my rule today. I argued with someone on the internet. But hear me out – I feel I was justified. Fuck, I am reminding me of that scene in Bull Durham where the woman says she was lured into doing something wrong.She wasn’t lured – she did it fully knowledgeable that it wasn’t…

Advice for those in non-traditional relationships

People aren’t going to understand. And because you may be judged negatively, you may need to come up with a cover story of sorts when talking to others about a partner. All of us in non-traditional relationships have been faced with this challenge. Generally, for us, defining them as a good friend is the easiest…

The Three R’s

Last year, I think it was, I heard an interview with a therapist who gave himself the moniker online “The Angry Therapist”. The Angry Therapist aka John Kim had during his own rebirth had discovered Tumblr one night while alone and angry at all that had occurred in his life – so created a page…

“Let me ask your body”

"Let me ask your body," he always says before he does a series of tests that would, in my mind, never reveal anything – but always did despite my skepticism. In some cases, he will do that before a chiropractic adjustment and have the the "answers" refocus him to another area to adjust without saying…