The Speed of Time

Have you ever listened to a clock as the seconds tick by, one after another? Sometimes they feel like they’re passing far too slowly. Maybe the batteries need replacing, you might think, but no. After a glance down at your watch, or after comparin…

Dehydration?

“If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated.” Who’s heard this before? Now, who’s heard that this is apparently a myth? I don’t know that I’d completely discount the above statement, since those same myth-busters claim that its converse is, in f…

Love is Patient

I used to think I knew quite a bit about love. Turns out I don’t know as much as I thought I did.I used to think that a first love had the most staying power. Its innocence, gut-wrenching yearning and raw, stinging pain when things went sideways w…

Bad Day

When I moved, I felt like I had three strikes against me: I was blonde, and a chick, and from California. It would stand to reason that these weren’t strikes at all, being that I’d spent nine months interviewing with them and they knew exactly wha…

Passion.

“You know, the Greeks didn’t write obituaries. They only asked one question after a man died: ‘Did he have passion?’” – Dean Kansky in Serendipity I’m pretty sure I’ve quoted this elsewhere in Thanky, so please pardon the repetition. I didn’t part…

Zipper Humility

I’m not sure if it had been that way from the moment I got dressed, or if it happened sometime later during the course of the day, but I knew one thing: my zipper was down. The funny thing about a zipper being down, or someone pointing out that yo…

Oh, world.

I’m sure the world has had its faults for centuries, and maybe its issues these days just feel more in-your-face and plentiful thanks to the many news outlets, social media outlets, and every other kind of outlet that covers them in what feels lik…

Flower Power

Every two weeks, I buy myself flowers. I like the satisfaction of taking a giant, cheap, messy, store-bought bouquet from its cellophane home, cathartically pruning, snipping and making sense of its chaos, then arranging the freshly-trimmed, clean…

LA

Do you ever have evenings where all your productivity feels like it has dried up, or nights when things that you’d normally do to pass the time seem full of a whole lot of nothing? No good movies on TV, only reruns of stuff I’ve already watched; I…