Rememberence

Winter, that season for renewal and remembrance, never fails each year to reveal something long forgotten, or at least, seldom remembered. Yesterday, in a bold act of taking on a long overdue to-do, I sorted the box of family photos. These memory triggers waited in quiet patience all these years...

One Down, One To Go

Yesterday was my first of two COVID-19 vaccinations. Who knew getting needle-stabbed would be so eagerly anticipated, a celebrated milestone of this ongoing pandemic reality show? Connecting this surreal experience to anything similar in my past was challenging. Between the calm, purposefully distanced elders in line contrasted with the high-energy,...

Journal Bits – March 5

Occasionally I'll share unedited recent bits from my daily journal. These make nice fillers on days I'm not ready to post something I'm working on. Hope you enjoy and get some inspiration, value, or perhaps a chuckle from them. Good talk this morning about writer’s block [w.b.]. My takeaway was...

Mornings

Drove the housemate to the airport at 3:00 a.m. Tuesday, grateful it was less than 30 minutes away, unlike the 90-minute one-way airport runs from where I lived in Ohio. Up this early often jumpstarts a productive day, unless the inevitable napisodes later on interrupt the flow. Driving back home...

A Message to WordPress Followers

There are a lot of folks who opted to “follow” my site versus subscribing to new post emails. This post update is exclusively for you. In my redesign/repurposing of the site for the increased content ahead, I’ve made some changes: Switched to a non-Wordpress service for email notifications which enabled...

T-Minus 1 Minute

Arriving early for my stress test in June 2019, scheduled due to a bad EKG the day before, I sat in the waiting area intent on relaxing. I did some light meditation around acceptance until the tech called me in. Based on the EKG results and various symtoms during the...