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
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
I stumbled across this in my archives and it amused me, so I thought I’d share it again. You’re welcome… A – Age: A gentleman never asks and a lady never tells. Ruuude. B – Bed size: about the same as standing up size, I figure, though there’s probably a little unsightly spread. C…… Continue reading ABC’s of B.O.R.E.D.O.M.
My imagination has always been more powerful than reality. It informs everything I do, every interaction, every conclusion. Through my eyes, everything is much brighter, much more colorful, much more magical than it is through the eyes of the average person. I know this, because I’ve tried it the “normal” way. I’ve tried to fit…… Continue reading Out Of Darkness: A Return To Hyper-Reality
This Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the day my husband and I finally made it official. It’s all documented here, if you’re interested. So, yeah, it’s been one year. And what an ungodly year it was, too. But it’s over and here we are on the other side of it – a bit shell-shocked…… Continue reading The Difference A Year Can Make
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about relationships. Friendships, in particular. It isn’t often that I find myself ruminating over the whereabouts of people I haven’t seen in literally decades. Friends from college, old roommates, past lovers – they all tend to belong to different chapters in my life and, as such, have been relegated…… Continue reading When Friendships Fail