Just Another Fly on the Wall

Thoughts and Observations From the View Over Here
SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 5:12PM

Under (employed) and Out

Well, I am now officially a member of the unaccounted for 99% of Americans looking for work. I give. I'm done. It's finished. I am no longer a statistic because I cannot be counted anymore. I've done my best, but it has become brutally apparent to me that my best just… Read full post »

Ahhhh ~ semantics. Had I recognized the stranglehold of the words ~ well ~ I'm pretty sure I would have let go before I found myself drowning in a self-inflicted existential cesspool. I've been stuck there for quite some time; in effect, my ass has been vacuumed sealed into a… Read full post »

JUNE 22, 2013 4:03PM

Biding Time On God's Wait-List

“Hello there! You have reached the Universe Help Line. We are experiencing unusually high call volume at this time, so you may want to try your call again later. If you'd like to hold, either God the Father, The Son or The Holy Ghost will take your call… Read full post »

MAY 4, 2013 5:55PM

Meth: An Accidental Reunion

Back in early 1981, I was introduced to a street drug that promised a euphoric experience unlike any other.  For someone who had started out experimenting with bathtub sopers (faux Quaalude), THC, MDA, psilocybin mushrooms, LSD, heroin, mescaline and/or peyote, and who kept a PDR at the ready be… Read full post »

MARCH 24, 2013 5:31PM


A casual outing to find new bedroom slippers
to cushion my increasingly arthritic feet ~
turned to obsession.

That rare breed of post-winter footwear proved elusive ~
Four stores and three outlets later a settlement was reached.

My feet came to rest in a pair of slip-ons reminiscent of
a woolly mammoth/… Read full post »

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MARCH 8, 2013 1:35PM

Motherhood: That Ship Sailed Without Me

I've not ever quite understood the saying "lost my virginity". It's not like I misplaced it, left it in a drawer, or lent it to a friend who forgot to return it. I'm not ever going to be able to find it again even with a search and rescue team.… Read full post »

B = Banal

O = Obnoxious

N = Narcissistic

E = Effusive

B = Boring

E = Egomanical

D = Desperate, droning disappointment

I think my take on Patricia Cornwell's latest novel is clearly evident, but I would being doing a disservice… Read full post »

I've been a devotee of The Closer since its premiere back in 2005. Promoted as TNT's first original scripted drama it offered a completely different premise of police investigations focused primarily on obtaining confessions rather than the intricacies of forensic evidence.

I was particularly int… Read full post »

AUGUST 3, 2012 5:35PM

I Want My iDiot Phone!

I should preface this piece by stating that I am NOT anti-technology. Like just about everyone I know these days, I could fairly intelligently argue the pros and cons ad infinitum, and in fact, am rather a fan in more than most respects.

My history with technology… Read full post »

JULY 30, 2012 4:04PM

Musing Postal

Around 11:30 am the other day, I stopped at the post-office to mail a small package to my sister. Being so close to the work-a-day lunch hour, I assumed there would be a line (and there was), as well as not enough open windows (and there weren't) which has… Read full post »

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JULY 15, 2012 3:23PM

Truly, Madly, Deeply ~ The Single Life

On August 20th, I attended the wedding of a young couple whose relationship I had witnessed from seed to full blossom over the last few years. My friend, a whip-smart, delightfully bohemian princess goddess and her to-be-groom, a deceptively non-conservative gent who draws subversive comics, held the… Read full post »

When I made it in front of the bathroom mirror this morning, I thought I noticed a little “bluing” around my eye-sockets tracking towards my ears. It was then that I realized I was holding my breath ~ still. I exhaled with the force of a F-2 hurricane, shookRead full post »

MARCH 27, 2012 1:56PM

Outliving Our Usefulness?

I don't think it's a coincidence that I've been reading so much about aging as it relates to our perceptions of our parents and/or other elders that grace our lives.

Even a fiction novel I just completed dedicated much of the secondary storyline to the protagonist’s relationship with his parent… Read full post »

MARCH 13, 2012 3:00PM


We're having a bit of a freakish snow storm as I write this post.  It's too warm for there to be any accumulation, but as thick flakes mate with the rain leaving a smattering of wet white dust on the neighborhood, my mind settles into a more peaceful place.  A time… Read full post »

February 4, 2012 pronounced an unanticipated, unwanted and painful passage of time in my life.  It is not one to be celebrated, nor is there joy at its completion.  It is a year to the day that I earned my last paycheck, and the day that launched me into a harrowing journey I… Read full post »

JANUARY 25, 2012 3:12PM

Calling Out American Express

To Whom It May Concern:

February 2012 would have marked my 30th year as an American Express cardholder.  *Would have marked* being the operative phrase in that I am writing this letter to advise that effective on the billing cycle for my 30th anniversary, I am canceling my membership. … Read full post »