Now that things have finally settled down re the financial shit-show of the last six months, there have been some big decisions to make. Larson and I are planning a move Westward – even if that means only so far as Lawrence, KS (our last resort). We have pledged that this is our LAST YEAR… Continue reading What is best in life?
2017 in Review. It’s February, and thus I’m late to the ‘2017 year in review’ content that plastered the internet for a while. And yet, here I am. Reviewing 2017. It’s been a stressful time. Probably not the best time to quit using e-cigarettes. Did I mention I fell off the wagon? More like vaulted… Continue reading 2017 Year in Review
This year has been a rollercoaster of changes, and for about half of that, there’s been radio silence here on the blog. Sometimes the things you go through cut so deep and are so difficult to explain, that all words seem to fall short. I’m in the midst of reading Turtles All the Way Down… Continue reading Some asshole came in here and used the last of the toilet paper
It has come to my attention that many people who read my latest post, Learning When to Let Go, are under the impression that I’m not doing so well emotionally. I did mention it there–right near the end–but upon re-reading I see that I wasn’t terribly clear. I understand that after about six months of… Continue reading I’m actually okay guys, really
0. Prologue It has been a week since I saw my mother for what might be the last time. We met at the bank to finish up a business arrangement between us. She gave me the last of the $10,000 I had loaned her from my student loans—a final $1,500 payment—and I signed a quit… Continue reading Knowing when to let go
There are a lot of things in transition. Still. I’m not complaining. Life is labyrinthine. Being flexible has always been a skill that I’ve tried to cultivate in myself. In times like this, I think about storms. Spending my formative years in Missouri, I saw a lot of storms, especially in the spring and early… Continue reading Thoughts from a late night
Habits are funny things. There was a lot of research I got into about our habits several years ago that still sticks with me to this day. Back then, someone on NPR talked about the “power of three.” That the three-day “hump” of habit-kicking is often the hardest few days to power through, and then… Continue reading Breaking habits, forming new ones