Abbey and 1,078 Words

Here's what's been written about Abbey since her battle began in 2015. Sheffield 14-Year-Old Shows Tremendous Strength In Fighting An Aggressive Cancer Surrounding Abbey Dirty Dozen Changes Focus; Now Fundraiser for Abbey Abbey Halfway Through Battle Against Cancer Two Magical Words: Cancer Free Teen Thankful For the Little Things Amid Fight With Cancer And, sadly, … Continue reading Abbey and 1,078 Words

Tarot Tuesday and Shakespeare

  "O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon/ That monthly changes in her circled orb/ Lest that thy love prove likewise variable." I've always loved that line from "Romeo and Juliet." In terms of actual bibliography, "Romeo and Juliet" is not Shakespeare's strongest work, but there are a lot of lines that read … Continue reading Tarot Tuesday and Shakespeare

Tarot Tuesday and Devil’s Advocate

Not gonna lie, you guys. I was hoping for this guy to pop up sometime soon. The Devil. "Am Fear-millidh" in Scottish gaelic, assuming I'm not beling lied to (and I have to be honest I'm not trying exceedingly hard to make sure I'm not...my strategy is basically find an online translator that is NOT … Continue reading Tarot Tuesday and Devil’s Advocate

Bagel Day and a Couple of Kittens

Harper and I had some very much needed Mom-Harper time. Raising multiples can be difficult for any number of reasons. Raising multiples of very differing personalities, without someone to help break up what can quickly become a rather triangulated interpersonal dynamic from time to time? God damn, it's frustrating. I never cease to marvel at … Continue reading Bagel Day and a Couple of Kittens

Tough Stories and Occupational Anhedonia

Hot Jesus on a stick, you guys. I think Jon didn't understand why I did not answer his query yesterday of, "do you want a really freaking cool story," with jumping jacks and/or extreme enthusiasm. I did not respond with jumping jacks and/or extreme enthusiasm for a reason. It was because sometimes I can just … Continue reading Tough Stories and Occupational Anhedonia

Trauma Writing and Overthinking Things

Oh hell. Here we are again. It's Wednesday. So that's a thing. Middle of the week. It's been a long one already. Got my column more or less nailed down for this week. Still not entirely sure what I'm going to do with the month going forward, but hopefully it'll be okay. I'm heading back … Continue reading Trauma Writing and Overthinking Things