Money Diary a la R29 but then I fell into The Time Sludge mid-week

DAY 1 – $0 6:20A My little dog needs to go potty. I take her to the roof deck. It was her sister’s Gotcha Day yesterday and they had cake for dinner… could cake be the culprit for this rude

Learning to Read Black-American Writers

I started reading in English in 2002. I studied Puritan Literature in undergrad. I used to wholeheartedly want to write my PhD dissertation on the Civil War poetry of Melville and Whitman; my twin heroes of a time, at the

Some sort of poem

This can mean whatever you want it to mean. I wrote this about somebody special. Welcome to my crowded mind. We’re on a planeThere’s been turbulenceWe’ve lost someone in the crash Thank youYou put my mask onAnd here we are

I want to talk about Dr. Li Wenliang (李文亮)

First, a little background:   On December 30, 2019, Dr. Li Wenliang messaged his classmates alerting them to what he referred to as “confirmed diagnoses of 7 cases of SARS.” It was not yet known that the cases Dr. Li

365 Days of Gratitude: talk therapy.

Today, I’m grateful for therapy. We had a phenomenal session. My therapist asked me how well has my anxiety served me, and it immediately dawned on me that the true answer is “poorly.” As soon as I saw that, and

365 Days of Gratitude: when things go horribly wrong.

While we were off gallivanting in paradise, our cat Beta hung out at his (former) sitter’s. Late Friday night, he apparently had troubles with a recliner and the sitter’s fiancé? (They did not provide clear details.) When we got back

365 Days of Gratitude: Day 2.

This is a late entry for January 3rd, for which I missed the deadline by 2 hours and change (assuming midnight PST cutoff). In my defense I had gone out to dinner, then when I returned my mom practically met

Holiday Gifting – Ground Rules

I meant to write this post earlier, but as I’ve procrastinated for such a long time we’re now fully living in the “holiday shopping season” so we just have to get basic here. Numbered lists are our friends. 1. Re-gifting

3 Years and Thanksgiving

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and for the first time in 3 years it’s not falling on or right before the anniversary of Amanda’s death. I think we all of us left are thankful for getting that break. This past year I’ve

A Series of Efforts

Coming back here after significant time away compels me to begin again by reviewing my output up until the recent lapse. First, I fell into some familiar bad habits from when I first took over in early 2017. I relied

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