Dumb Hand, Diet Sugar

I thought it was a joke when I first heard about, but I am officially a victim of smartphone hand. I’d been a faithful Blackberry user for years, until I began working at my most recent job. Enter: the iPhone. Fast-forward a year, and the way in which I’ve been holding it — not to […]

Remember.

I was moving into an apartment in Redondo Beach and was excited about my new digs. It was September 8, 2001. My phone wasn’t yet connected, nor was my TV. I was reachable by cell phone only, but I’m weird about it — I hate hearing it ring, and I’m prone to answering it in […]

Home.

What a week. I spent Monday in tears at the thought of having to put down my new rescue, Tucker. Red, puffy eyes gave way to a pounding headache that afternoon. At the vet that evening, I took goodbye photos of my brave, young little kitty. I was certain we were at the end. But […]

The Write Away

I saw a Facebook comment someone had posted about a news story. The individual meant to say that someone had “the right of way,” but, for whatever reason, it came out, “the write away.” Maybe it was a typo that turned into an autocorrect fail, or maybe the person really thought that’s what the phrase […]

Life Support

As I listened to a news report about a nation’s icon in critical condition and a country rallying around him on the streets below, it struck me how varied life support can be. Yes, it’s something that can keep us alive. It’s something that sustains our breath for a few more hours, weeks or months.┬áIt […]

Catch and Release

Have you ever been at a loss? I have. In fact, I’m at a loss right now. It’s a loss that lacks an exact definition, but there’s nothing lacking about its presence. It’s definitely there. In my spirit, there’s a hole. How to fill it, I’m not sure. I don’t believe that it can be […]