Running Down The OT Perks

Wellness wins since we last spoke: Asked for overtime and got it; every week if I want it Found an empty office at the end of the hall for lunch hour yoga Found a nature preserve half a mile from my office; with a river and trails How is overtime a win, other than the…

The One That Got Away

I realized today I missed an opportunity to tell a unique How We Met Story when I neglected to make friends with the man who spit on me. I had the nerve to stand there in the ankle deep angst of awkward silence after the initial exchange. I did not, however, have the wherewithal to…

Another Blogoversary

Sat Nam. WordPress just congratulated me on four years of blogging but it’s actually been twelve years. Many blogs. This one is simply the most recent at four years old. I thought I’d celebrate with one of my TINAS because it’s been so long since I made one. Sat Nam. Because I love them. This…

The Single-Note Warning

Last night I heard a meow in the middle of a dream with no cats in it. I was making a transaction; just Me and a Man. In the background sound, Meow. Man and I looked around us. No cat. I hesitated, then broke out of the dream thinking I must have left my own…

Hard Chargers Need Not Apply

  It’s Saturday. I’m thinking about work. My body is at home without pants, shoes, or brushed teeth. My brain is back at the office. Because I can’t get my work done. Because my work can’t be done. My inner Dwight Schrute can’t stand it. My new boss at my new job advised me yesterday…

Hacking Fatigue, An Epic Fail

I think it’s funny that we try to outsmart exhaustion. With willpower. With coffee. With stubbornness. I didn’t take a break between the end of Old Job and beginning of New Job. Instead of saying no I said yes to a houseful of company for the weekend so I didn’t even get a regular weekend’s…

Dying Of Not Kissing

A little free verse on this Saturday afternoon. When was the last time I laid down anything close to poetry? I can’t remember either. But I did dream this last night. My dream lover also had water falling from the eyes. It was one of those (many) times I wished I could go right back…

Post-Hiatul Post (Not A Hernia)

I’ve been on hiatus. Not vacation. It was necessary in the interest of wellness. But nothing is wrong. In fact, things are better. Let’s get caught up. The dog days of summer. This all my dog wants to do. He will get up for short breaks to play or hunt snakes or chase bees but…

Hey Mister

Hey Mister Tambourine Man, It hit me like a brick this morning (because a ton would be too many). I’ve been asking the impossible of you all these years. You can’t play a song on a tambourine. You can only play the rhythm. I know this. I’ve played the tambourine, man. — Mercy    

The Comedy Gland

Yesterday I was trying to get rid of a headache. A vegan headache can be difficult to diagnose if there aren’t any other symptoms suggesting illness and it’s not lack of calories or hydration. When this happens I usually drink some orange juice. It almost always works so I try this before I start popping…