• My Thoughts

    20 Years Gone…

    It doesn’t seem real to think you’ve been gone for twenty years, Pingon. It’s never easy at the end of September as I let this day loom over me. It’s been twenty years but I still cried a few times today. Rich bought me some Cherry Garcia, and I finished the new final chapter of the novel I’m writing. You’re in it, you know? It’s a small part but I smile when I write her – that Lori – who also loves hairspray and hooker boots. It’s really not the amount of time that has passed that gets to me when I think about you not being here. It’s about…

  • My Thoughts

    TMI PSA

    “If you’d waited another two years we’d be dealing with cancer.” That was one of the first things I heard after my first colonoscopy one year ago today. Personal? Sure. TMI? Maybe to some. But that was a moment that triggered me. Motivated me? Woke me up if nothing else to making sure my life is what I want it to be. I’d been dealing with “health issues” since the beginning of 2020 that were new. My doctor was looking into a few things, test were done, meds were tried, and then it was time for the specialist. I was in her office for less than 15 minutes start to…

  • HA HA

    Too Old For This Sh%t

    Why I can’t do 3am writing sessions anymore: you stay up all late, drag ass the entire next day then go to bed at 8:45. Wake up to pee, worry about husband who hasn’t come to bed, check phone to realize it’s 11:20, so he’s fine. Go back to bed. Wake up at 2:45, when the dog falls off the bed. Comfort dog until 3:30 when she decides she needs to go out. Put pants on, take dog out, get dog water, get dog a little snack, wake up sleeping husband, get back in bed. Lay in bed at 3:54, feeling rested, wondering if it’s too early for breakfast.

  • My Thoughts

    I Wanna be a Paperback Writer

    I’ve been writing. A lot. I write. I write. I doubt myself. I write some more. So, if you haven’t heard from me, this is what I’m doing. I’m almost done for real. I know a lot of you have heard that before but it’s true this time. Looking forward to some time with some yarn and some needles and hooks, but for now I’m writing.