On “Being A Writer”

When we are young, we all have this idea of what we are going to become. We’re asked from the time we learn to put words together “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and whatever we say is taken as gospel. You can have a four-year-old tell you that they want […]

Headache Happenstance

In my head, this spot on the blog was meant for a totally different post. It’s a piece I’ve been kicking around for a little bit and had finally decided to start developing in writing. And if you know me, you know my writing process is the same now as it was in middle school. […]

On Thoughtworms and Mother Wounds

It’s in there, burrowed down deep inside like a parasite.

It’s my mother voice, nasal and deep fried and tainted yellow by cigarette smoke snarking

“You see your Hell here on Earth.”

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 […]

How Plants Grow

I have a question for you, Dear Reader. Do you know how a plant grows? A seed, cast off and discarded from its dead and barren home, falls to the earth and is slowly covered with dirt. Layer after layer of dark, damp weight fall upon the seed until it is forgotten by the outside […]

C’mon Get Happy…Or Else

In the Seventies, musical sitcoms were a thing. Singing, dancing, canned laughter, and tissue-thin plot lines, as corny as it sounds to us, it was a total hit. It seemed that at any given point, there were a handful of shows featuring singing families on TV. I can only take one musical episode a season […]

7 Ways to Kick Anxiety’s Ass

*The following is not and should not be used in place of medical advice. If you need help, please see your doctor or a mental health professional.These are just personal habits I’ve had success with.* Back in the early 00s, I was a wide-eyed, overworked, scared to death college freshman. In my very Mickey Mouse […]

Inheritance

My family medical history reads like a Cause of Death report Any one of the illnesses I’m set to inherit Would be the case close decision For any dead body in any morgue Anywhere And if the high blood pressure, diabetes, And likelihood of breast and/or ovarian cancer Doesn’t clock me out early and in […]

I’m looking California and feeling Minnesota

  At 6:58 am, my phone rang. I could tell by the Mariachi music that it was my not-biological-but-pretty-much brother. I’ve curated a family that is no kin to me to make up for the one genetics left me with. I promise you, the Build Your Own Family Adventure is totally worth it. I was […]

You see, what had happened was…

I fucking suck. Here’s the deal. I always have these ideas in my head of things I want to do. But there’s this thing inside of my head that prevents me from doing things I like to do. I start and notice how much enjoyment they bring me and I get totally on board with […]