As horrible as 2020 has been, and continues to be, this Thanksgiving I will be ruminating on those unexpected moments of calm and, yes, pleasure that made it tolerable. Small triumphs, happy surprises, inappropriate laughter, all of it. Those are the moments that truly matter.
As so often happens, the meaning of life vaporized and sophomoric humor took its place, dancing an indecent little shimmy, as if to say, “isn’t it GOBS more fun playing in the gutter?” Which it is, let’s be honest.
I wasn’t particularly thrilled with puberty the first time around. I’m certainly not overjoyed now that I’m 59-years-old. Just one more unexpected side effect of my battle with cancer.
It’s not that I don’t agree with monogamy – I do, it really does work for some people and more power to them – but I also think it should be a choice, rather than the norm. Honestly, I think polyamory is a much better choice for a lot more people than currently embrace it.…… Continue reading The Merits of Polyamory
Like most civic-minded people, I haven’t left my house in weeks. Occasional forays to the supermarket, to pick up bottles of water and to fetch locally-owned restaurant carry-out, are handled by my wonderful, and much younger husband, Donny. His immune system is in much better shape than mine. As a result, he’s become my Knight…… Continue reading Weathering The Storm
As a writer who has freelanced full-time, working from home has always been part of the package, even when I have a part-time job to supplement income. As a writer who has been battling cancer for three years – and been without a “real” job for close to a year – self-isolation is just part…… Continue reading Surviving Self-Isolation
Oh, ye gods, Rebecca, I’m feeling emotional. Verklempt, even. I’m feeling the urge to wave my hands around in front of my face, like a Desperate Housewife trying not to smudge her make-up. It’s a pearl-clutching affair. Almost hysterically diverting. I should let you know, right now, that I don’t care if you approve or…… Continue reading meanwhile, in the Id
The title of this article sounds to me like a news program that only relates catastrophic stories, with a we’re-gonna-survive-this vibe. Yeah, I know, basically every “news” program on the air, right now. It’s hard to really know what the truth is anymore. As I said before, media coverage of this pandemic has all the…… Continue reading Apocalypse Today
So, apparently it’s animals that hate us. The Ebola virus is transmitted by wild animals, the Hendra virus is transmitted by horses, the Lassa virus comes from rats, MRSA is transmitted via our pets, SARS is spread by civet cats – honestly I had no idea such an animal existed until that outbreak – the…… Continue reading Gall Of The Wild
I have made a living with words for the better part of 30 years. I started out, in 1989, as a proofreader for a publishing company in Phoenix that specialized in video magazines and catalogs (remember those?). Three years later, I was Managing Editor of the whole shebang. I had shown an aptitude for writing…… Continue reading Experiencing Life