Stumbling Into the Past in Kyoto

IMHO, the entire country of Japan should go ahead and be declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kyoto is my third stop in Japan and although Tokyo and Hiroshima blows the doors off anything I've seen in the world, Kyoto shot itself into the stratosphere last night. Japan is experiencing a deadly heatwave, so … Continue reading Stumbling Into the Past in Kyoto

The Flow of Anger

When I landed a customer facing job at a major American airline, I wasn't prepared to learn as much about anger as I did. Boy, was I surprised (but not too) that the airline's index of recurrent training included the psychology of anger and how to manage the emotion. To add insult to injury, I … Continue reading The Flow of Anger

Good Things and Shitty Things

I could've said, "the good with the bad". Whatever. "Good Things and Shitty Things" is more funny and the good with the bad is played out. I have many good things happening in my life, but I also have a healthy smattering of shitty things dotted throughout too. Without the shitty things, I wouldn't appreciate … Continue reading Good Things and Shitty Things

What, no rainbows?

What, no rainbows?I was hoping to wake up on this first day of 2019 with a smile, rainbows shooting through the window and sprays of confetti, (hooray, it's a new year. whoo-hoo, 365 days to do it right) but instead I woke up screaming and crying from a nightmare saddled with a crick in my … Continue reading What, no rainbows?

“Joy”eux Noël

Think of moments of past, present and anticipatory joy. The barely containable joy. The kind of joy that finds you grinning from ear to ear. Bubbling inside. The cusp of orgasm happy. The kind of joy that occasionally shows up and in my case is synonymous with experiences like the stretching room of the Haunted … Continue reading “Joy”eux Noël

Learning to say, “No”

Over Thanksgiving, my daughter was home from uni and she asked me to go somewhere and do/buy something. I don't exactly recall where she wanted to go or what it was she wanted to do, but I remember my reply. My reply was a big, loud (slightly hesitant) "No." Most of the time, she gets … Continue reading Learning to say, “No”