It’s a terrible thing to lose a beloved pet. Sometimes I think it’s more terrible than losing a human friend. Maybe it’s because pet friends live such a short life. We know, going in, that our time with them will be finite. We shower them with affection and they return it a thousand-fold. It’s just…… Continue reading Saying Goodbye To An Old Friend
So, here we are on the other side of atomic bombardment (which sounds like a terrible thing to say on September 11th, but I mean no disrespect). The last time I checked in I was sailing through my treatments and enjoying a much-needed respite in the mountains. Seems like weeks ago. The final two treatments,…… Continue reading Surviving The Fallout
As I type this, I am sitting on a wide veranda overlooking the Prescott National Forest. Okay, maybe not overlooking. More surrounded by. The wind is rushing through the tall pines, lending gentle sway and mimicking a burbling brook, while chimes tinkle intermittently from their place on the habitat side of the deck. It’s a…… Continue reading Escape Plan
There’s a saying amongst a certain diminutive, humanoid race that goes, “When Mordor calls, the comfort ends.” I can relate. I’ve been waiting months to find out when the full-scale laser attacks on my dark passenger would begin.* I figured when I did find out, I would have a few weeks to prepare. Nope. It’s…… Continue reading Postcards From Mordor
I’m finally growing accustomed to my new glasses. I say it that way because I really don’t like wearing them. I’ve never liked wearing glasses. They’re never around when I need them and when I do find them, they’re usually so besmirched with gods know what it’s like looking through the bottom of a Vaseline…… Continue reading Oh, The Things You Will See!
Another week spent in Mordor. Another series of undignified pokes, pricks and probings. Another encounter with the harpoon dildo. And now I have been implanted with golden seed markers, acquired my first tattoos and radiation is imminent. I’m not gonna lie, I’m experiencing a great deal of trepidation over what comes next. Thank all the…… Continue reading Life In A Time Of Radiation And Celebration
These days, I find myself with a lot of time to think. That’s almost a treasonous statement in today’s political spectrum. Thinking is something people used to do before technology made it unnecessary and distrust of the media made it anathema. I don’t care. I like thinking. It reminds me I’m still alive and have…… Continue reading When Tragedy Is The Nature Of The Beast