About Life

Ass-umptions

We look at someone and think we know... who they are. We watch the man in a white coat counting white pills on a white counter in the pharmacy and think, He went to university and worked really hard, and now he drives a metallic silver car and tells people how many times a day… Continue reading Ass-umptions

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A Star Is Bright

Holding an unlit cigarette, he looks me in the eye, a soft look, and says simply, I'm feeling sad. When his voice is this quiet - a thought forms itself into sound and escapes like smoke up a chimney - he is raw inside. I know how he feels, but saying so doesn't help, does… Continue reading A Star Is Bright

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A Short Goodbye

Hello, dear Friend. How are you? I've been away a while, I know. I have much to share with you, when I am ready. I am here to honor and record the passing of a characterful soul we've known and cherished. Roach, my youngest son's eccentric, comical rat, and the inspiration for what I consider… Continue reading A Short Goodbye

About Life

Complex Comedy & Wood Woman

I was tearing my hair out between 3 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. yesterday morning. The housing complex's perimeter alarm went off eight times. When the siren stopped wailing, a high-pitched ringing followed, mimicking tinnitus. As the sky lightened, I armed myself with terrifying hair, a panic button, my bare feet, and my closest friend, Fluffy… Continue reading Complex Comedy & Wood Woman