Exorcising the Beast

Truthfully…..I’ve been sitting on this post for at least 10 days now. I wrote it in response to a lot that I saw and was feeling and was realizing – then chickened out in posting it.  But I feel the need to speak this into the ether – into the universe.  In many ways, it…

Processing….

Months ago, I was listening to a podcast on my commute when one of the people, a writer, commented that the important part of writing is knowing when not to write from a place of pain. Writing from a place of pain and publishing it is just never going to yield the results you want….

The Purge

Last weekend, it was the bedroom. I went through all of my clothes and tossed what I did not want into one of two bags: one headed to a thrift store and the other to the dump. Then I went through all of my shoes and did the same. Then I went through all of…

5 Cars and Still Stranded

Ok, so maybe that title is misleading since 2 of the 5 cars are project cars for my husband. Both technically run – one has a transmission issue while the other was sitting too long resulting in the breaks being locked up. Three cars actually run on a more than dependable basis. Except this morning….

Sunday Night Thoughts

I have had two artists drop out of the upcoming group erotic art show that I curate.  One was like “I’m so so sorry – but I’ve been sick because I’m pregnant and….” I stopped reading there and replied with “go be pregnant.  No bridges are burned – you should drop out of it you…

Epiphany

My tantra teacher used to remark during her conversations that the universe will give you what you need.  It will never give you more than you can deal with, and it may dole out the lessons you need too.  But sometimes what feels like a setback is actually the universe teeing something up for you….

Oh What A Day

Apparently I’m a psychic or psychotic or both. The kid ran away yesterday.  Some shit hit the fan at school, he got in trouble making a punishment he was already facing worse, and he decided his best course of action was to flee. “I just needed space.” That’s all anyone has been able to get…

The Evasive Sleep

Sleep has evaded me this weekend.  No matter how tired I feel – how much my body is saying, “sleep will make you feel better” – my mind, I’m guessing, is keeping me awake.  I end up sleeping in fits and starts, then find myself awake for several hour stretches in the middle of the…

Wrapping Up The Day

It did not feel like a Tuesday – it felt like much later in the week. Tonight, I took The Kid to the NWSL semi-final soccer game.  This was the game to decide who the Portland Thorns would play in the finals on Saturday.  It was a fun game to attend.  If anyone watched on…