Quarantine Day 21

I had such an eerie experience on my walk today. There were no cars, no breeze, and the birds fell silent for a bit. It felt as though time had stopped ... and this sensation of being alone enveloped me briefly. It was like, beyond fear, it was more like this visceral knowing of isolation. [...]

Quarantine Day 6 (for me)

What's up everyone? As is typical with western PA, it is now 36 degrees instead of 70... so I don't think I'll be going for a walk today lol.  I did manage to work out though and I'm going to try to get a lot of work done today so I can focus on more [...]

The Smell of Breath Review

I follow Conor and his partner(s) on Instagram and Youtube, so it's always a treat to read something written by someone I feel like I ... sort of know? I'll start with saying that I absolutely loved what Conor prefaced this work with: This is not fiction. But I'm also not sure if it happened [...]

Secret Garden Book Review and Words of Hope

One of the new things people began to find out in the last century was that thoughts—just mere thoughts—are as powerful as electric batteries—as good for one as sunlight is, or as bad for one as poison. To let a sad thought or a bad one get into your mind is as dangerous as letting [...]

If I’m not in a space where I can be happy for you

Then I don't want to be around you. Because that's generally not me... usually I'm able to share joy with people, but it's snowing outside and even though I started off my day well-rested and I was super productive in terms of writing today... I'm just off and not feeling it. Hopefully swimming laps will [...]

Redefining Therapy

One of my friends is going through a hard time. Today we both went to the local Y and swam laps. I'm not his therapist, I'm his friend, but I found myself wondering about doing something similar with my clients. Or winning the lottery and opening a facility where I could have a session that [...]

True Romance Movie Review [yes, spoilers]

  Apparently I saw this movie years ago and just don't remember, which is typical of my memory I guess. The only scene I really remembered was Bama doing cartwheels by the train yard... which is also a fitting image for the whole tone of this movie: endearing, raw, but also nuts. I love this [...]

One of my favorite Jane Eyre quotes

That a greater fool than Jane Eyre had never breathed the breath of life; that a more fantastic idiot had never surfeited herself on sweet lies, and swallowed poison as if it were nectar. -Charlotte Bronte   I have always so identified with this story... even though I'm not an orphan, in many ways I [...]