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Lighter Sides…

There are currently eight half-finished blogs on my desktop. Yesterday’s made it nine. It should have felt good to finally launch at least one into cyberspace, but it didn't. The result was a one-way conversation in my head that went something like this: “You are SO full of yourself. Way intense. Why do you have …

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Sunshine, Depression, and Other Fun Stuff…

The sun got up way before I did this morning. Although my eyes are covered by one of those masks, my body usually reacts to the light. Not today. When I finally pull open the curtains it is closing in on 11 AM. Everything outside is shiny so my room becomes shiny, too. I feel …

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Moving Back to Forward…

Many thoughts have been jangling around in my mind recently, triggered no doubt by moving, an exercise that is proving challenging, tiring, discouraging, and a proper pain in the arse. The angst is due largely to the fact that I can’t see this as a forward kind of move even though I know moving is …

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Escaping Into A Beautiful World…

Do you ever want to escape, I mean really get away from it all? I sure do. It's not an uncommon thing to want. We all tire of the humdrum in our day-to-day and long for a change. That’s what vacations are for. But what of the bigger stuff, the messy world around us? Where …

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Start With The Best Bits…

I notice them every damn day, but today is different. Holding my gaze with mournful stares, I hear plaintive cries of “When will you finish me?” Unfortunately, “I don’t know!” is the best answer I've got. In fairness, their numbers are rising so they’re gaining strength. And, I get the agony. They long to be finished and …

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Favoured

I kept looking back at him. Clearly, I couldn’t leave him so turned around. At first, I bent over a bit, looking down and speaking in a half-whisper. That didn’t work. I squatted, then knelt. The pavement felt like ice. Was he breathing? I couldn’t tell. Tears pushed through. I continued speaking softly. “Can you …

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