Life: It’s All Yours.

  This post, its contents, and its author are not nor pretending to be healthcare professionals giving advice or suggesting treatment for health issues.  For help with your health you must see a healthcare professional. If you're reading this post, chances are that you're alive like I am, but you didn't have a motive like … Continue reading Life: It’s All Yours.

Life At An Amusement Park

It’s been going on for five days now, minute by minute mood swings making me feel like a shooting gallery duck; dense anxiety like heavy fog, and a degree of indecision that stops my movement like a pause button.For instance, this morning I couldn’t decide between chocolate milk or hot chocolate, behaving like the child … Continue reading Life At An Amusement Park

Which Is Which?

Night after night after night after night for the past three weeks I'm awake well past 4:00 am.   Last night I was awake until 3:10 am, just awake, not anxious awake or fearful awake or even we-leave-for-Prague-in-six-hours awake.  Just awake even after swallowing three milligrams of Clonazepam. I still awaken at 7:30 or 8:00 or … Continue reading Which Is Which?

On Being the Black Sheep

It's been five weeks since the death of my older (by two tiny years) brother, Richard. One mid-afternoon as I was visiting him in the ICU he easily slid into a nap. So I closed my eyes amidst a midafternoon's bath of sunshine, until the first reel of a daydream began: It focused on a man-in-mourning … Continue reading On Being the Black Sheep

Summer’s Surrender to Fall

  Moments after awakening, your verve ignites the hope of one more day of Summer and you fly from bed covers sticking your landing on chilling quarter-sawn floors like Mary Lou Retton. Skating across the frozen floor you throw open the curtains (as if they were silken chenille drapery hung casually in your Latin Quarter Pied-à-terre) waiting … Continue reading Summer’s Surrender to Fall