Salt Lamps, Isolation and Love

Imagine a small cave at nighttime. Look around and enjoy the scented candle’s wicks dancing with fire, a big, black dog resting beside the bed, the pink Himalayan salt lamp sitting on the bedside table and colorful flowers threaded with twine and drying upside down on the paneled wicker screen. There is a lamp projectingContinue reading “Salt Lamps, Isolation and Love”

Brutal Barbarism

Yesterday, I walked out of my divorce workshop with Legal Aid completely numb. I went through the machinations of the help session and then that was it. A 15-year relationship simply rubbed away with a notary’s signature. On the drive home, while I was processing that little death, I ruminated on the three people onContinue reading “Brutal Barbarism”

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 myContinue 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 HauntedContinue reading ““Joy”eux Noël”

Brush with the Dalai Lama

My younger self read a book called, “The Tibetan Book of the Dead”.  At the time, I was interested in reincarnation and death, (Whatever. Isn’t everyone curious about how we are going to exit?) so I hunted the book down and sat in my room and read it. It was a grueling slog of aContinue reading “Brush with the Dalai Lama”

Yeah, Ally! Thanks

I woke up to a notification that my online savings bank, Ally, increased their APY (Annual Percentage Yield) from 1.8% to 2.0%. Ya’ll, that’s good for a savings account.  One key action to achieving financial independence is an emergency fund. If you are anything like me, you have a back up credit card sitting inContinue reading “Yeah, Ally! Thanks”

Marrying Myself

November 15, 2018 (maybe the 16th…it’s late or early) “You complete me” are three powerful words that countless people hang their hopes on. And it couldn’t be more off-base in regards to relationship/partnership. Nothing external will make me whole or complete. No partner, no marriage, no work and no material things. It took me decadesContinue reading “Marrying Myself”

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