Category Archives: Deep Thoughts

The Sculptor

He was a driftwood sculptor, and quite a good one at that. But he’d been lacking in inspiration lately, and it’d been months since he’d produced anything of consequence. However, his luck changed one fateful day while walking along the beach. He spied a piece of driftwood that immediately caught his attention. He picked it […]

In Defense of Pain

I’ve been in pain for about 17 years now. It started with a bout of lower back pain when I was in my mid-twenties. I went to my primary care physician, who took an x-ray, said nothing was wrong, and prescribed muscle relaxers (gotta love modern medicine). A while later, I suffered constant jaw pain […]

I’m So Lame I Missed My Own Blogiversary

Yeah, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? Hey, I’ve been busy! Here’s what I’ve been doing since we last communed. Missing my one year blogiversary (blogaversary?): Yes, it’s been over a year since I started this blog, and I’ve published a whopping total of 53 (now 54) posts. Not that impressive. Working out and losing […]

Happy Birthday to Me!

I am not one of those shrinking violet types. I live large. At times I am loud, irreverent, silly, dorky, and just plain bizarre. I like to think of it as eccentric. So, when it’s my birthday, I have no problem telling the world. Because hey, it’s the one day where I have permission to […]


Dear Mom, It’s your birthday today! (But you already knew that, right?) I am so lucky and so blessed to have you as my mother.  I’ve read plenty of stories here in Blogland from women who weren’t anywhere near as fortunate as me. Stories that make me wish I could have had them all as […]

I Dare You

I dare you to read the following quote, out loud. (If the word “God” bothers you, use something like “the universe” instead or just leave it out.) If you can’t read it out loud, just read it to yourself. But really read it and take it in. Our Deepest Fear Our deepest fear is not […]

Resolution Disillusion

New Year’s Resolutions make me stabby. There’s just so much PRESSURE. We make these big proclamations, resolving to quit smoking, lose weight, be a nicer person, etc. Then by mid-February we’re back to our old tricks and habits, feeling like giant losers for not sticking to our resolutions. This is exactly why I don’t make resolutions. […]


I’m feeling very melancholy today. It was the first day of school for the boys, and I started the day off with tears in my eyes driving them to their respective bus stops.  Their birthdays don’t really affect me this way. But starting school is different. It’s like a mile marker in the timeline of […]

My God!

Religion is such a volatile subject that I thought I’d get this post out of the way early on, while I have very few readers. That way, I’ll offend less people. I believe in God. My family did not go to church when I was a child, but we did go to a Methodist church […]

Don’t Leave The Light On

On Tuesday night, Nature Boy and I were driving home around 11 pm after a little league baseball game. As we were driving down the main road that leads to our neighborhood, I noticed that the small ceiling fan store had a display ceiling fan spinning in the window. Of course the place was closed, as were […]