Fear And Loathing In Real Life

One of my earliest memories is falling down a wooden staircase that led to my family home’s cellar-type basement.  I remember the fear, not only my own, but that of my mother, who has since told me she was paralyzed with fear when she realized that I had fallen and that there was nothing she…
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The Reason I Am Happy Today

I just heard this song on the radio.  Enough said.  I love you, Mr. Browne.

On Not Being A Flake…

I am going to admit to a bad habit of mine, one which my mother tells me comes directly from my dad.  I have a long history of canceling on plans at the last minute, i.e. “flaking”.  Plans are made, by me or by anyone — those plans sound GREAT!  I immediately put them into…
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The Landslide I Have Dreaded For So Long Is Finally Here…

  Can I handle the seasons of my life? So sings my girl Stevie Nicks in “Landslide”.  It’s funny how this song has meant different things to me throughout the different seasons of my life.  I usually sail right through my seasons because I know there is nothing that can be done to stop them.…
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Grief Is A Jealous Mistress, Especially Around The Holidays…

I (unfortunately) have some friends who have lost dear loved ones over the past year — parents, spouses, friends, siblings, even pets.  Facebook makes the world a very small place, and I have been able to both sympathize and empathize with those in my circle who are grieving.  As someone who has navigated through the…
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