- Houston, Texas, USA
- January 15
- Still Contemplating the Mysteries of the Universe, this dangerously analytical critical-thinker is beginning to enjoy the view from her life's predictably unpredictable path.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Brave New World
November 30, 2013 05:31PM
- Remission Rules: The First Day
of the Rest of My Life
November 16, 2013 04:04PM
- A Child of Abraham
November 11, 2012 03:38PM
- Far too much fun while sober
November 09, 2012 09:26PM
- Karl Rove Death Pool: What's
November 09, 2012 09:05AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “a familiar
good to see
November 17, 2013 11:18AM
- “I see the layered spin
in that Romney quote. He's
if he's talking to
November 10, 2012 03:35PM
- “I've come to find myself
to be " old man bait" as a
November 10, 2012 01:08PM
- “PS Dan: that was in
Galveston, the obstacle course
mentioned in 'Siddhartha's
November 09, 2012 08:18PM
- “CM, if it suits his
quest for power, I can see it.
see it as a verrrry
November 09, 2012 07:54PM
I am no longer in the fishbowl.
The fishbowl being my term for life as a cancer patient. An invisible thing, but a barrier separating you from those who are not experiencing anything close to what you are experiencing. It even has a distorting effect on how you see the world much… Read full post »
The intensity plus duration of elation--pure happiness--stayed with me throughout work yesterday.
I told one of the first coworkers I saw that morning, "Today's my last day of treatment."
She was elated for me. "Congratulations!" She understood where I was in that moment. Her mot… Read full post »
I don’t want to spank my kid, so I don’t. And I think that is where I have missed something in this adventure in parenting.
In the archaic scheme of things, I would be living reasonably close to my mother, who would have had an overbearing influence on my… Read full post »
Gritty Goddess Obstacle Course.
We ran around Moody Gardens in Galveston like a bunch of idiots. I was there with four coworkers and it was a fun "teambuilding" sort of exercise (maybe we can get company sponsorship next time). I'll just post shots of myself here.
...Obviously more of a… Read full post »
He has to answer for the 400 million dollars very publicly wasted on a campaign that failed to deliver. Stock brokers have off'd themselves over less.
Or perhaps he really is a sicko-sociopath and could care less, but his recent ramblings to say that Democrats are guilty of voter suppression&nb… Read full post »
Did you know dolphins discipline their young? And not just the mother. If a youngster is out of line, any of the older dolphins will rake their teeth across his body or give him a good smack with a tail.
Dolphins are like humans in other ways, we know. They… Read full post »
We never really got along, Facebook and I. Sure, my voyeuristic tendencies would enjoy the sampling of other people’s drama, provided they weren’t too melodramatic or annoying about it by dragging negative energies on for weeks. Provided, too, that they weren’t incessant in their co… Read full post »
Imagine for a moment that you are a Gazelle born at the San Diego Zoo. Being the San Diego Zoo, you have bountiful space to run and frolic and you never pay much thought to the weird pink and brown creatures who come to look at you. Your world is vast… Read full post »
So you can lead a horse to water but can’t make him drink, but what if that horse is noticeably parched, and “asking” for water, yet still does not make the choice to do what is in his own best interest?
What does the horse really need if it is… Read full post »
In an apartment there is a small child. This is no typical apartment and this is no typical child. The child first gathers the strength to sit up from her mat and focus on what is around her. There are stacks of paper which tower above her lining the walls of… Read full post »
My first love was a girl. Do I call it love? Admiration, certainly. Respect, yes. An aching desire to know anything I could about her—emphatically so. But at the time, love was the stuff of songs and storybooks and I did not yet know the magic.
I had recently… Read full post »
Had one response (to my last post) of deep concern regarding my potential psychological state.
This is what I know: today it is raining and I'm currently in downtown Houston, if a car crash takes me on my drive home, I am confident Josie will be fine, that she is loved… Read full post »
I was wishing for a quick death this morning, so I ran my 3 miles as if I were actually trying to kill myself. Suddenly I feel much better. Read full post »
We have the right to breathe only because we took our first breath. But at any time, though no fault of our own, that right can be taken way. So long as we breathe, it is each of our prerogative to seek the happiest life which can be afforded to us.… Read full post »
I was jogging my lunch-hour run along Buffalo Bayou, toward Montrose and what I consider the "art-deco" pedestrian bridge. I saw a gentleman with a bright blue turban (what I inferred was of the Sikh variety), a Hawaiian shirt and khaki shorts looking intently toward the bridge--or rather through the… Read full post »
My daughter goes to a “good school”. This I’ve been told from her daycare provider who does me the invaluable service of taking her to and from Pre-K so I can maintain my normal work day. I don’t doubt her assessment, most new schools attract the better faculty option… Read full post »
The other day i posted a rundown of my thought processes during the third week of the month. Yeah, like you really need to know any of that.
I like to push on the boundaries of my comfort zone every once in awhile. Usually, I don't realize when it might be a good i… Read full post »
Might as well say it in the title. You know what you're in for...
For the latter portion of my teens and much of my twenties, I blessed myself with the magical concoction Depo-Provera from which begat years of periodlessness. Hard core hormones that it was, stories abound th… Read full post »
I went to my first ARD (Admission, Review and Dismissal) committee meeting this Friday. I walked into the building that will be my three year old daughter’s Elementary School to meet with: the School Psychologist whom I’ve been previously acquainted, the Speech Therapist, the Diagnos… Read full post »
I'm unusually content with life and work and Houston tonight. I have energy that may keep me up long enough to make waking that much more difficult. Maybe it's just a random boost of endorphines I happen to riding on. Or perhaps it is that for the first time in years, I… Read full post »
While I've decided to dust off my resume and open the window of opportunity to greater opportunities, I noticed that Monster.com now posts photos to augment applicant profiles. Although I am still unsure as to the wisdom behind such an option, still I pondered my potential headshot and attempted… Read full post »
A couple weeks ago I received the report from the school district’s diagnostic team regarding my three year old’s “condition”. Nothing in the report surprised me except for the fact that the description of my daughter’s mannerisms, which have impaired her ability to inte… Read full post »
The question hung in the air as I had been called out by my young, educated, and apparently conservative co-worker. He sounded as if I may have insulted his peeps. Well this answers it--I knew there was a sound reason I wasn’t attracted to his quintessential good looks. Seemed I struck… Read full post »
One day, a longtime friend comes to you and says, “My friend, I am sick. I am dying. Quickly. Since I have no family, I wish to give to you personally my most treasured possession.” You are handed a golden elephant statuette of considerable size and weight.
“This elephan… Read full post »