My Job is Ending

Parenting is a funny job. When your kids are young (especially if you are young too), you spend a lot of time worrying about all the things that could possibly go wrong. You wake up in the middle of the night to make sure you can see your baby’s little back or chest rising and […]

Depression and Suicide: Checking Out

Tara Condell hung herself. You probably don’t know her. Or even know of her. She was a beautiful, young, successful woman who at a glance looked like the whole world was spoon-feeding her happiness. She hung herself, because she was not happy. And then people called her selfish. Suicide doesn’t make a person selfish any […]

No Resolutions, Just Solutions

I took a break from writing for about 2 months. No blogs. No books. No poetry. Nothing. I just went dark. I didn’t feel like I had anything positive to say and I didn’t want to junk up the world with negativity. And I didn’t pull my trusty laptop out today because of a resolution. […]

The Great Hambino

I decided not to dwell on my shortcomings on my 29th-ish birthday. Instead I decided not to dwell at all and just be. I worked all day. Boss man sent me a pizza for lunch, went to eat (and drink) with bestie and got to get a pig who I’ve named the Great Hambino because […]

Freshly Clipped Wings

I’ve fallen into another psychological rut. I don’t want to go to work tomorrow. I don’t want to call in sick. I just want to not go. I had made up my mind to go in on Saturday and get ahead on a few things so I wouldn’t feel behind on Monday. But before I […]