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Face-Off With My Inner Control-Freak

Face-Off With My Inner Control-Freak

My control-issues come with perks, so why stop? Well, for starters, it’s hard work. Exhausting, really. Especially these days, when almost everything in our world feels so out-of-control. It’s Whack-a-Mole time for all control freaks. We're driven to get - and stay -...

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My Supply-Chain of Hope

My Supply-Chain of Hope

I know I’ve got lots of company with me, circling in this particular Covid vortex. I want or need to buy something. I’m in the store, online or on the phone trying to purchase ‘whatever’, and I hear the words “it’s unavailable…supply-chain issues”. The pandemic’s...

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“Get Out of My Head!”

“Get Out of My Head!”

There was a song trending for about a minute: “Get Out of My Head”, by Shane Codd. A fast beat and empowering message about pushing-back against a controlling lover. I streamed it while I was working-out or cleaning the house. Whenever I needed more energy. But lately...

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When I Question My Own Feelings

When I Question My Own Feelings

Whenever I express an emotion, I’m rarely ambivalent. Whether it’s “up”, “down” or just "meh”, whatever I'm feeling is apparent. But lately, when someone doesn’t seem to like, or be comfortable with whatever I've expressed, I've begun questioning the validity of my...

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The “New Normal”? I Have Questions

The “New Normal”? I Have Questions

Reflections on the concept of a "New Normal" is almost daily for me. Thanks to Covid's evil twin Delta, masking indoors in California is back. The earworm in my newsfeed: “Is this [masking] the new normal?” Of course: we need to follow protocols keeping us all safe....

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Our Pandemic Relationship Issues

Our Pandemic Relationship Issues

Whatever's worth doing, I want to get it right. The first time, if possible. “Practice Makes Perfect”? Even as a child, practice of any kind was a soul-killer. No doubt why my parents soon bailed on the idea of piano lessons. But over the years I discovered something...

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Wisdom, Pre-Internet

Wisdom, Pre-Internet

I grew from child to adult with little practical guidance from the people around me. As I think back, there was only one person - my maternal grandmother – who seemed to have survival-basics on lock. Strength. Persistence. Courage. Commitment. She’s been gone for...

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“Hey — How About a Turn-Signal?”

“Hey — How About a Turn-Signal?”

It doesn’t matter if I’m on foot doing my 5k, or driving in the city. People around me are definitely not thinking about what they’re doing. In a busy shopping area, they’ll step off a curb, right in front of my moving car. In an intersection, both of us going...

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