Resolution Shmesolution

What a wild ride! 2016 was an intense year for yours truly. I feel much the same as this cat. I haven’t written a blog post this entire year! That is a long time to not have written anything for fun. And, also, that is sad. Just sad. I love to write. Anyhow, why do…

A Losing Endeavor

I don’t talk about this very much because, well, who cares?! We’re all walking our own journeys and looking up to hear someone constantly talking about theirs can be irritating. But this is something I frequently think about because I do not want to repeat those negative behaviors. I feel as though I should write…

Do you MIND?!

If I had 10,000 Spoons but I needed a knife, I would return to my roots. I do have fingers that work. So, I’d use those. I don’t particularly find it ironic. In fact, what exactly is irony? My dad talked about all sorts of strange things like paradox and parallel and paradigm shifting. Which…

Organized Crime

What is your worst flaw? Job interviews are terrible. I am positive they are meant to trip you up, make you say things you shouldn’t or otherwise wouldn’t, make you sweat in noticeable places and help you feel like you ought to be in an institution. Who made up those questions, anyway? What are three…

Hayley Bugs Mark

You are hosting a dinner party and get to invite three musicians, living or dead. Who do you invite and why? A dinner party? No. Although, as modestly evidenced by my last blog, I CAN bake some seriously delicious grub. Excepting, of course, pie crust—but that’s a conversation for another time. Anyhow, why would I…

Kid Rock Pizza Pie

Today, I spent my day baking and cleaning. Really. My whole day. Well, except for my job interview. But, after that I spent the whole day baking and cleaning. In fact, I am currently raising rolls at the moment. Look at my pies! Yes, those are Marie Callender pie crusts. I have been experiencing technical…

Mars, please.

Did you know that it is not all that difficult to become an astronaut for NASA? I didn’t, at least not until NASA posted on their Facebook page that they are hiring for astronauts. I like their page. I am privy to all the most important and really cool photos of Earth and space. They…

Bon Bons & Wham Whams

Today’s writing prompt is Climate Control: The idea that the weather and people’s moods are connected is quite old. Do you agree? If yes, how does the weather affect your mood? Wafting through the house are the delicious scents of cinnamon, nutmeg, yeast, and brown sugar. I just love the smell of rain, don’t you? Yes,…

Invisible

Today’s prompt is Ballerina Fireman Astronaut Movie StarBallerina, Fireman, Astronaut, Movie Star. It asks this: When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? What are you now? Are the two connected? Normal. What is normal? I didn’t know. But I sure wanted to be that—whatever it was. I wanted…

The Today List

Washing laundry has always been a depressingly mundane household chore. I despise washing. Actually, I really just do not appreciate having to fold clothes once they are clean and dry. It is a terrible job. Wouldn’t you agree? Well, maybe not. I have heard from coworkers and friends that some folks LIKE doing laundry. And…

The First Person I Saw Today

My lungs burn. My chest is torn open at jagged, bleeding edges. Every breath provokes reminders of the first time I inhaled a menthol cigarette. I can’t breathe. The fog has settled over my consciousness; now I can’t see, either. I can feel the sweat dripping and settling in the hollow of my neck. My…

The Buck Stops Here

How did we get here? How do other people have their own lives and thoughts? Is there life similar to ours somewhere in the greater cosmos? These questions came from the mind of my nine year old son. He is developing awareness for people other than himself. I remember the first time I felt this…