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…

Self Care Is Hard

“Love, take care of yourself.” I have heard this a number of times from a few people the last few days.  And today, I took it to heart. I went home. Since Thursday at 5:30am, I have been focused on getting to my dad, being with my dad, helping my mom, and helping my dad. …

Text Messages and Worry

I had slept like crap last night. After a crazy full weekend,  Sunday night I had received a text message that we all dread on some level: “FYI: Dad’s in the hospital – Mom has the info. Thought you should know.” Fuck.  And – at least they let me know. Calls to all of the…

Friday Feelz

Successful! – Back in late December, our company purchased a company for a big customer that they had.  We had less than a month to bring this customer onto our system.  About 10 days before the acquired company was being booted from their building (which was also the deadline for the IT project), the customer’s…

Adulthood

When I was a child, I remember feeling like time just dragged on.  The school year felt like it lasted more than a year.  The year I had to wait to get my driver’s license seemed to never end.  And that wait until graduation seemed to take forever.  The watched pot never boils, I guess,…

Weekend Feelz

Since I missed Friday because I was away on a work trip, I figured I would do one for the weekend. Tired  – More like exhausted.  I was trying to figure out why I was so tired when I was driving home from the work trip on Friday.  Then I realized it was because I spent…

Intentions Tested

Resolutions have never resonated with me.  Maybe it’s because I’m too cynical about them.  Each year, you always see people jump right in on their “new year, new me” sort of movement, only to fall off by the time February comes around. I probably did resolutions when I was a kid.  People would always ask…

Didn’t Knock Hard Enough, I Guess.

“Next, Emmy is going to get it since she is pretty much the other one who hasn’t been sick with this crap,” commented my cohort one day. “Oh, I won’t get it – knock on wood,” and I did knock on wood. Apparently, not hard enough or the chosen surface did not contain enough wood…

Longing

The place was packed. I mean – PACKED. They were turning people away at the door because the club was at capacity.  It was insane – bodies everywhere.  My job photographing scenes was hindered by the bodies – there were almost too many of them.  I would move 5 ft from one vantage point to…