Category Archives: Emotional Stuff

Love, Carrie Fisher, 2016, Etc.

Oh, 2016, you were a pain.  Here I thought I had survived the death of my mother, turning 40, love/career disappointments, turning 40, the transformation of my country into a Banana Republic and, climate change (holy shit, California can get cold). … Continue reading

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How Are You Holding Up?

In the “echo chamber” of my blogosphere/social media-sphere it comes as no surprise that the 2016 Election changed my life,  sense of my place in the world, and  immune system in many ways.  (I was about to say “profound” ways … Continue reading

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How To Survive The Loss Of A Parent

For quite a while now I have wanted to write about how I’ve survived the loss of my mother, a loss that seemed inconceivable to me even a year before she died.  I struggle each time I sit down to … Continue reading

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Eight Months

(WARNING: Post may incite some sadness). It’s been eight months since my mother died. I don’t think people die all of a sudden, so it’s been a eight months-ish. I have accused myself of sharing too many intimate details on … Continue reading

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Coping Mechanisms: May Was Cra-zay

MAY WAS CRAY-CRAY. *wild eyed expression* What did I do in the month of May?  I finished up at my old job, went to New Mexico where I stayed in my parents’ house in the “country” (aka, middle of nowhere), … Continue reading

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Empathy Challenged

My friend Emily McDowell (who designed the banner for this website) recently launched a line of brilliant “empathy cards” that caused an inspiring tsunami of interest in the world.  She was on Good Morning America, NPR and Slate.  Her work … Continue reading

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Wandering Around Target

I went to Target last week because I needed to stock up on shower liners and S.O.S. pads…Ok, fine, I went because I just like wandering around Target.   It’s disturbing that I relax inside Target, but so very true. There’s … Continue reading

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Loner Girl No More

The only men attuned to my needs these days are the cooks at the cafeteria where I work. I must have looked particularly depressed a few weeks ago because a cook named Edgar kept asking if I was OK. ” … Continue reading

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Viva Mexico…I Feel Your Pain

One time, during a JV Basketball game in high school, one of our five person team got fouled out for calling the ref a “fucker.” I’m sure he was, but you can’t really play against a five-person team when you … Continue reading

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Regression

Putting aside what this might mean about my emotional state, many thoughts these days seem to end with the word “motherfucker.” I’ll be sitting behind a car at a right turn, and I’ll think “Turn right…motherfucker!” Or, I’m trying to … Continue reading

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I’m All Over The Map, But There’s A Point Somewhere…

I’m starting to like the fact that my blog is just a peep in the cacophony of sound and fury known as the blogosphere. I mean, really, besides a few dollars from Google Adwords, what are the benefits of fame … Continue reading

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