Save yourselves!

Holy hell, y’all. I am one festering sickie. What began as an annoying sickness last weekend has taken not one, not two, not even three or four days to erupt — but a whopping five days before this bug decided to come out and really shows its true colors. Day five was yesterday, and sleeping […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Reminder

Have you ever stared at someone because they reminded you of someone you’ve lost? It’s as though the person was there, in the flesh, ready and eager to say the things they didn’t have a chance to say before their passing. I was driving home from work the other day and found myself staring at […]

The Crosswalk

A year and a half ago, I had surgery on my right knee. It no longer hurts when I do simple things that, years ago, I used to take for granted, but it’s also not like it was. It has its moments where it will have a temper tantrum, be in a mood or just […]

Broccoli-land

While I was sitting in a meeting yesterday, 15 floors above the street below, I looked out across the traffic and surrounding neighborhoods. The trees which dotted the landscape looked like a forest of broccoli florets and, at that second, I realized how ravenous I was. I’m on day two of Operation: Fair-Weather Vegan — […]