When you challenge yourself to do better and then don’t You decide to try harder the next time You say, “this is the weekend I’ll get things done” You say, “I’ll schedule my time” You say, “I won’t sleep in” “I’ll go to the gym” “I’ll clean the […]
From an old WordPress Discover Challenge Life is rearranging the same elements day after tedious day.
My father used to live in a duplex apartment at the end of Sunset Ave. in Bloomington. The street was aptly named. I took this photo six years ago, when Dad was pretty healthy and strong. He may have been visiting his sister in Atlanta on this day.
I’ve seen many crows flying around in my town for the last few days. These are sizable birds. When I see birds I think they must have a message for me. Maybe some of them do. Crows are able to recognize people’s faces. Is there a crow out […]
I have pledged many times to stick to one or two spare-time activities. I can’t do it. Last year I was obsessed with making digital art. I even had an art show in October. These days I’m not doing much art at all. Writing should be my main […]
I was having lunch on Tuesday with some coworkers. One of them mentioned a recent news story about a study that found artificial sweeteners can harm digestive bacteria. I wanted to ask him if the study mattered. I wanted to ask all of my colleagues at the table […]
Sometimes I feel like I’m in the wrong place On the wrong planet Spinning wheels Fragmented Here but not Like another piece of me is doing good work in an alternate parallel galaxy I often think these very strange things
I tell people my MS symptoms aren’t that bad. Many people with the disease have it much worse than I do. All that is true, but for me it’s the small inconveniences that get me down. Shop ’till I drop Shopping for clothes used to be fun. I […]
I have two stuffed bears. I hug and kiss them goodnight, every night. I cover them with my baby blanket and make sure they’re comfortable. The bear named Lib has been with me since I was one or two years old. He’s called Lib because that’s Bill backward. […]
A new week begins It will likely be much the same As other weeks I’ll do the usual business that I do I’ll say things that are variations of the things I always say I won’t wear a jaunty hat I won’t turn cartwheels in the parking lot […]