An “Epidemic of Loneliness”?

I can’t put my finger on the exact cause, but for me, January’s been kind of a difficult month. For sure, the cold and dark days set the tone. But I’ve also been feeling extra-emotional and often on the verge of tears. For example, the city where I live (like most...

Ready to Forget

Lately I’ve noticed what powerful emotional triggers certain sensory experiences – especially my sense of smell – can be. My dentist  tells me (I know, a dentist?) it’s all about the aging process, but I’m not so sure. I think I’ve always been what people who...

Is it Confidence?

Carroll’s “Alice Nelson” I return to my dog-eared copy of Louis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” time and time again. To ground myself in a reality that has little to do with the real Mad Hatters out there. And because, in my opinion, the main...

The Wall

Being a fledgling writer (is there a rung below that? I’ll put myself there), I appreciate well-crafted writing. Especially poetry. Its economy of words, when strategically joined together, that can make me feel connected to a complete stranger (the poet):  a...

The Pitfalls of Expectations

cats.org.uk Yesterday I was literally down on my hands and knees cleaning my floors, feeling so pleased with the results. But a few hours later, as the afternoon sun streamed through the glass storm door at the front of my house, I saw tiny little paw prints trekking...
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