Writing, Depression, and That Damn Blinking Cursor.

The longer I sit looking at the blinking cursor, the more it starts looking like an enemy. So if it’s going to taunt me with it’s blinking nothingness, I’m going to fill it with a whole bunch of uncomfortable realness. When I decided to get serious about this whole writing thing, it was a lot […]

Finding Fault With New Years Resolutions

(I should tell you up front that the inspiration for this post came from a column I write for The Chronicle Star Facebook page. I churn those out weekly and this one got really got me thinking. I might repeat some things here I wrote there. So if you read both, don’t be surprised if […]

Pagan Hide and Seek: Christmas Edition

For the record, when it comes to Christmas, I’m kind of a Grinch. Christmas music annoys me. The endless rush of shopping spikes my anxiety like a kid left unattended at a trip at a dessert bar. And while I love gift giving and sharing a huge feast with people I care about, the strain […]

It’s been a while…

I really hate that so much time has passed between postings here Dear Readers. I’m sorry for the unintended break.  As Fall has slipped deliciously into Winter, it seems the Holiday season has hit full force and covered my everyday activities with the stickiness of maple syrup. With the official end of The Husband’s employment […]

Chapter 34

This past Saturday, without much fanfare and while shivering in the chilly November breeze, I welcomed my thirty-fourth year of life by watching my son take part in the local Veteran’s Day parade. I stood alone on the sidewalk of my small town’s Main Street as vintage cars, Girls Scouts, and a few of the […]

Palimpsest

noun a manuscript or piece of writing material on which the original writing has been effaced to make room for later writing but of which traces remain. something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form. The same heaviness that would later make a home in the foot that controls the […]

The Normalcy in Magick

Picture this Dear Readers, I am standing in my front yard. The light from the full moon shines down upon me. Coupled with the warm glow from a light deep within my home, my face is illuminated as I call the corners and cast a circle in the grass below me. In the circle, a […]

The Cost of Connection

“You know what?” Trump added when told it appeared he had accused Ford of lying in a speech. “I’m not going to get into it, because we won. It doesn’t matter. We won.” That quote was pulled from a recent CNN recap of a 60 Minutes interview with our President Donald Trump. I feel like I […]

Better Living Through Chemistry

Yesterday I did something pretty amazing. It was amazing in that it was completely normal. For most people, it would even be bordering on the mundane. But for me, it was a pretty big deal. I went to the doctor.   Why is that such a big deal, you ask?   Because Dear Readers, I […]

Autumn Complications

It’s hard to believe if you’re living in the Carolinas like me, but it’s officially Fall. As of today, it is October. And for all of us who relish the spookiness of autumn and winter, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. There are skeletons and pumpkins, Halloween decorations and costumes galore.  Starbucks brought […]