Calm Before the Storm

Photo by Roman Grachev on Unsplash I woke up early this morning, and as much as I didn’t want to, I headed to Target for some essentials. The snow will begin tonight around 7 p.m. and continue through 6 a.m. tomorrow. We’ve been fortunate so far with not losing power, but the past two days have been veryContinue reading “Calm Before the Storm”


Photo by Pierre Blaché from Pexels Tomorrow at noon, Joe Biden will become President of the United States. I have taken the day off from work, grateful to be able to stay home to watch and celebrate this long-awaited event. I was angry when my life changed due to Covid-19. That is no longer the case. I acceptContinue reading “Relieved”

Sunday Drive

Photo by Cesar Perez from Pexels I went for a drive early this afternoon, for a post repair and pre-inspection spin, to make sure the car is in working order. I’m happy to report that I put sixty miles on it while enjoying the balmy weather. It felt like a luxury to be “out,” even if it meantContinue reading “Sunday Drive”

What is Malignant Narcissism?

Photo by Trevor Adams from Pexels A definition for January 6, 2021. Malignant narcissism provides a specific framework for analyzing recent violent events in Washington D.C. It is defined as: “…a murderous egotism, incapable of empathy with others, that considers human destruction inconsequential if it increases personal power and glory.” Using speech to encourage others to engage in violenceContinue reading “What is Malignant Narcissism?”


Photo by Vlada Karpovich from Pexels This is one of the mornings when I woke up at three in the morning, unable to go back to sleep. I tried. It was cold, so I turned on the heat. I fell asleep with the light on, so I turned it off. I was on my back, I was onContinue reading “Insomnia”

My Sixth Grade Crush

Photo by June from Pexels In the continuing spirit of sharing stories from the past, I wrote this in 1991, and the crush’s name is disguised: My Crush on Dave Mulroney My first vivid memory of a terrible crush was on Dave Mulroney. I was so crazy about him. I thought he had beautiful eyes. He had sandyContinue reading “My Sixth Grade Crush”


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