“My boy builds coffins”

“My boy builds coffins…but it’s not just for work, and it isn’t for play.” How grounding, how comforting, how sigh-inducingly wooonderful to be good at something; really, really, REALLY! good at something. It’s yours. You eat, sleep, breathe, and live this vocation. Heck, you might even be sought out for this. It’s more than justContinue reading ““My boy builds coffins””

Poop is round, and I’m a lousy shot

“Poop is round & I’m a lousy shot,” me.* We have a pet rabbit in our menagerie. He is going to be 10 soon. Even though he’s litter box trained, sometimes he, uh, makes deposits nearby and not inside the cage. So, I pick up the poop, and toss it towards the cage. I willContinue reading “Poop is round, and I’m a lousy shot”

Blowin’ Kisses in the Wind

“Blowing kisses in the wind/giving you love that you haven’t been given,” Blowing Kisses in the Wind, Peter Lord  We’ve all blown kisses, or kissed someone off. Which way is the wind blowing? Anyway the wind blows. Or is it anywhere the wind blows. Perhaps it’s full of answers, my friend.  The wind can beContinue reading “Blowin’ Kisses in the Wind”

Naked is a State of Mind

“Wearing nothing is divine; naked is a state of mind” Naked Eye, Luscious Jackson  One of the eight limbs of Yoga includes the Niyamas, or practices/observances, one of which is Saucha, or Purity, in Sanskrit. How can we boil down complex concepts to their essence? Not to oversimplify or belittle them, or make soundbites. No.Continue reading “Naked is a State of Mind”

“Don’t be fancy, just get dancy”

“Don’t get fancy, just get dancy,” Raise your Glass, P!nk You’ve all, no doubt, heard of the KISS method. Depending on if it’s the teacher who’s got to behave themselves, or your Dad, who doesn’t, the letters stand for either: “keep it short n’ sweet,” or “keep it simple, stupid”.  Why are we so insistentContinue reading ““Don’t be fancy, just get dancy””

“Message to myself”

As the hardest-working lazy person you’re likely to meet, I have spares everywhere. There are nearly-spent toilet paper rolls in the vanity, there’s a quarter in the change compartment of my wallet (thanks for the suggestion, sis), along with a twenty dollar bill in my super-secret wallet compartment (thanks, Mom), there used to be breadContinue reading ““Message to myself””

“If ya got no love…”

“If ya got no love, then you’re with the wrong…” Rock DJ by Robbie Williams How did you finish the lyric? (It’ll be at the end. No spoilers per se, but I cut it off there on purpose.) Love is a funny thing. As Huey Lewis & the News called it, “…a curious thing…make oneContinue reading ““If ya got no love…””

“Stand in the place where you live”

“Stand in the place where you live” – Stand by REM It may have taken awhile, but I am firmly rooted in who I am, and who I am not. My parents raised me to speak my mind. It is good to have opinions…but not too many. How many of us, especially those cis-gendered femalesContinue reading ““Stand in the place where you live””

“We moonwalk the foxtrot & polka the salsa,” Spice up Your Life, Matt Rowe, Richard Stannard, and the Spice Girls Besides being super-catchy, and getting lots of air play throughout the 90s, this group’s songs were anthems for girls (and humans) everywhere. While Girl Power! as a battle cry might not have aged well intoContinue reading

Salisbury ‘cuz there’s a lot at steak…

Salisbury ‘cuz there’s a lot at steakā€¦ “You can keep my things, they’ve come to take me home,” Solisbury Hill by Peter Gabriel You never know how much cr*p you have until you have to move it. I have moved a LOT in my day, and it does not get any easier. But, every moveContinue reading “Salisbury ‘cuz there’s a lot at steak…”