Category Archives: work

Physical

I sat looking at me.  My beard has grown a little, but not enough to disguise the straight and square jawline. A short cropped top beaded, sweat glistened at the tips of grey and bronze.  Around my moustache and chin, … Continue reading

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More

More days just like today. More friends like the handful I keep close, and the score I keep a bit farther out. More time to spend in these pursuits that have earned my time. More returns, deserved or not. More … Continue reading

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Improvement: Action

Opportunities are surfacing, though sometimes it feels like swimming against the rotation of the vortex.  Staying in stride, even with unplanned upheavals and predictable nuisances.

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Re-reading

Diarists, journalers, memoirists,  What do you feel, learn, and change in your present mind when you re-read your thoughts from the past?  If you are like me, you: cringe a little cringe a lot reminisce feel wiser now feel you … Continue reading

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A full bucket

It is hard, or perhaps difficult (maybe both), to remember times when the sun shone so brightly as it has recently, while shadows are cast so broadly and deeply.  The narrative of the moment is not one of natural balance … Continue reading

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Women’s March, Privilege, Cheap Shots, and Getting Muddy

I began writing this piece almost a month ago, and have decided to publish it now, albeit unedited. ____________ This past weekend was abundant with energy, excitement, rage, disappointment, and thoughtful growth.  Over the past few weeks, I have reflected … Continue reading

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Home

I once held this fantasy, but it has since grown up. Now I find myself wearing armor to bed and long past holding any weighty regret for this not materializing. Still, as a story, it is sweet, though treacle and … Continue reading

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Reclaimed Angel

Angel’s footing, muse’s fire, unattainable and out of reach; identity, attire, existentially ugly, malformed, stitched in discordant black and muddy grey against a scene set in pink, gold, red and green. Forget this folly, so simple for one baptized, scripted: … Continue reading

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Next Round

Today, I had to go a little easier with my right paw. On Sunday, it had landed less than squarely on the bag, leaving me with a partial weekend of aching and shaking out the stiffness. A little softer on … Continue reading

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Designed by

“What is your proudest moment?” The superlative is what stops this question in place, freezing it to hang just out of easy reach.  The most proud I have ever felt is a complicated notion, covered over with the growth and … Continue reading

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