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In a Good Place

A friend asked me to fill in for her blog post today, and I’m in a good place to help her out. Even though  I may have sabotaged a job opportunity by being polite instead of direct, and everything is changing at work, and I am waiting to get a follow up from a clinical (…) MORE »

Lessons from Middle Age

In thirteen days, I will be forty. Contemplating what I’ve learned in the last four decades, I’ve generated the list of things I wish I had known before I learned them the hard way.  Maybe when I’m eighty I’ll be twice as wise: Everyone is going to Hell: Well, only if the path there is (…) MORE »

grassy-assy smoothies and blood thinner shots

Shadows and Angels—My Messy Beautiful

Now, the most beautifully messy thing about life so thoroughly overwhelming me with mountains of shit is that there’s increasingly less available space for the guilt. I am so tired I don’t even have energy for it anymore. How about that? Too damn beat by the cancer and depression to suffer from guilt. THAT, my friends, is fucking messy beautiful.

And goodbye

A few months ago I wrote about saying goodbye to our family cats.  Friends of friends took issue with me…apparently one woman thought that saying goodbye was the same as outright killing the animals without thought of their needs. Let’s talk about the needs of the dying. My cats are both gone now.  I knew (…) MORE »