Words and more words

writing under someone else's pseudonym
AUGUST 28, 2014 5:07PM

It's been YEARS

Seems I have some catching up to do. 

Hello, out there!  Read full post »


Disturbing dreams last night; so much so that when I remember bits of them, my stomach tightens and I will myself to think of something else.  I've been feeling invisible lately, hovering around the edges of my life, and today isn't helping.  I'm home alone, it's stopped rainin… Read full post »

APRIL 24, 2009 1:14AM

Thursday night at my house

I'm listening to the rain.  I was just outside, under an enormous golf umbrella, juggling that and a glass of Spanish red wine in a crystal glass that a couple of goldfish could swim in comfortably, a cigarette, and a 1953 paperback copy of The Great Gatsby. 

(I'd forgotten how gorgeous… Read full post »

I was just eighteen

love in an elevator

hadn't heard the song

APRIL 22, 2009 11:50AM

You're a bigot

Bigot: a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices ; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance


If you believe that marriage in this country should beRead full post »

APRIL 21, 2009 4:33PM

Haunting a skyscraper

The Monday after the whole your-job-is-being-eliminated chat, I met with our team lead.  She informed me that all of my responsibilities had been transferred to someone else; I stared, puzzled, wondering what I was supposed to do instead.

The answer, apparently, is to hang around the office for… Read full post »

APRIL 21, 2009 12:19AM

Drugs and Razorblades

I often wonder what my life would've been like if I didn't spend the last twenty years or so trying desperately to ignore the signals that flashed: Houston, we have a problem. 

When I was seven or eight years old, I would lie in the dark, listening to the radio, unable… Read full post »

APRIL 18, 2009 1:56PM

On non-monogamy

The first time a friend of mine told me that she and her husband had an open relationship, I was outwardly interested and supportive.  Inside, however, I was shocked and repulsed.  How could they do that?  How could anyone say they loved someone and then go sleep with someone else? &nb… Read full post »

APRIL 16, 2009 7:33PM

This is how my garden grows:

I have a garden.  That's unusual enough here in the city; what really sets it apart is the high brick walls which surround it, and the trains which rumble and squeak by just behind it.  The garden is what I first fell in love with about this place, and where I… Read full post »

APRIL 16, 2009 12:07PM

Haiku Thursday: Nectar

my darling, your tongue

makes me writhe and pant, then there's

a flood of sweet juice

APRIL 15, 2009 1:43PM


You're always around, and have been for some time now.  You have spent days at a stretch with us, lounged around, dropped by, slept over, house-sat. 

You are shy, sly, hilarious - I love the look you give me when you say something that hits my funnybone just right and I… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
APRIL 14, 2009 4:13PM

I don't know why I was surprised

Thursday, April 2: I wake up early, make some coffee, check my e-mail.  I'm more awake and alert than usual this morning; knowing that I have a meeting with my boss, who flew in last night, tends to do that. 

 Shivering a little inside, I shower and dress.  I pull… Read full post »