What have I learned, staying home by myself and not interacting with anyone in person, keeping six feet between me and anyone else when in public or at work, stocking … Continue reading Shutdown 2020: What Have I Learned? (Part 1)
I was scanning headlines and lead paragraphs today and I came across this sentence: Social distancing is the norm. Is it the norm? Does it feel normal to you? It … Continue reading Is This The Norm?
My mother is my favorite girl, my biggest supporter. She has been with me, loving me, wishing and praying for the best for me all my life. I am blessed … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day
I’ve had this thought for a while and I have tried not to say it to anyone, family, friend, coworker, or stranger, for any reason. But, as we all process … Continue reading This Is How Easy It Is
This is just a quick post to keep my promise to myself to post regularly until, hopefully, a habit develops. I have heard it said twice, maybe three times that … Continue reading Writing Advice: Preaching To Myself
Solitude has many great uses, especially if you like being alone. It re-energizes. It gives you a break from other people and their rules, expectations, problems, and personalities. It gives … Continue reading COVID-19 Is Stealing My Peace
My medical interactions were done differently, before the pandemic. Back then (last year), I’d show up at the hospital at least thirty minutes before my appointment and pay my copay … Continue reading Medicine At A Distance: My Health Update
I am so tired of conflicting advice about writing – mainly because I tend to follow whatever advice I get, if it sounds good. For instance, I am writing a … Continue reading Zig Zag
I am beginning to think that all I do is complain, but… I am twiddling my thumbs over my keyboard, searching for credible ideas, trying to think of something to … Continue reading Twiddling My Thumbs
I am sitting at my desk after work, fingers lingering idly somewhere near the keyboard, thinking that now is a good time to be writing fiction about killer flus and … Continue reading Is This How The World Ends?
I am essential worker. I am a warehouse assistant at a four-year university – on paper, anyway. In reality, I have done everything from housekeeping to floors to assistant housekeeping … Continue reading I Am An Essential Worker And, Well…
“With all this free time on your hands, you should have plenty of time to write your book. You should have chapters and chapters done.” I have heard this statement … Continue reading …From The Jaws of Defeat