Reflections on …biting off more than I can wrap my mouth around.

So when I was a little chickadee, I used to love this show called China Beach. Actually I still love it…it aired on ABC from April 1988 to July 1991 and focused on the Vietnam War, with which I’ve always had a fascination.  The main character was a nurse played by Dana Delany, and it followed… Continue reading Reflections on …biting off more than I can wrap my mouth around.

Day Fourteen-Guess what the word was on page 29?*

Dear Hillary, I know, I know… You’re surprised to hear from me. I just told everyone I jumped ship, what – less than a month ago? Here’s the thing- I’m willing to come back. But I need to be wooed. You know, charmed? That thing your husband does oh. So. Well? Sorry, still too soon?… Continue reading Day Fourteen-Guess what the word was on page 29?*

A study in character – Day Six (A Day Late)

I’ve met a lot of people in my life from all walks of life; they’ve been all different colors, shapes and sizes.  When they come to me, it’s for a fresh start, at least in my eyes.  Sometimes though, I’ll get one that is stuck in the mire of their previous experience, and often they… Continue reading A study in character – Day Six (A Day Late)

Loss, Part One

I’m not quite sure when it happened exactly, but it did.  At some point, emptiness replaced contentment.  Anger replaced appreciation.  Desperation replaced fear.  Purposeful, joyous movements became perfunctory…curt…nonexistent.  Things that were comfortable became ill-fitting. The remote control became a WMD, when it used to be a shot of novocaine.  I couldn’t be comfortably numb any… Continue reading Loss, Part One

30 Days of Thanks – Day 30 (The Good Things)

Today I am thankful for all of the good things…the blessings in my life.  This little blogging exercise I have participated in for the past 30 days has made me mindful of all of those things at a time where I might have easily forgotten them,  not to mention made me enjoy writing again.  And… Continue reading 30 Days of Thanks – Day 30 (The Good Things)