A Revelation

Perhaps it is time for me to come clean.  Perhaps I need to do it for myself more than anyone else who will read it. I struggle with depression.  This site is a respite for me as much as anyone else, and when I go a long time without a post, it is often because…

Coffee without a lid

I’m sitting here with my morning cup of coffee, grateful that it does not have a lid.  That means I am not rushing off to work, drinking coffee in the car and in my room at school before the kids come rushing in off the buses and from the car rider lines.  Don’t get me…

Ode to the Ocean

Ok, so this isn’t really an “ode.”  I’m not going to put it in verse form.  Nonetheless it is a celebration of the setting in which I find myself today–Palm Coast, Florida–sitting on a balcony, looking out at the ocean. Everyone needs to see the ocean at least once in their lives.  There is no…

“Seeing” people

People tell me I am nice. They tell me I am kind.  I don’t know about that.  But I will tell you that in my day to day I try hard to “see” people and let them know they are seen. It’s important I think for people to know that we see them.  The cashier…

Catching up–Volume 3: House stuff

I hired a decorator. Let me give you a little background.  My parents spent most of their marriage on the brink of financial disaster.  When they parted ways in 1988, they left our childhood home with a suitcase each–cars repossessed, house sold for less than they owed–to take up residence with friends and family.  They never…