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…

Pink Pen Power

Those pink pens. I bought them because I needed pens and they were price-slashed on clearance. The office supply store stocked them for the month of breast cancer awareness. Once the month was over, get those pink pens out of here. Nobody wants those. I had just opened my yoga business. Money was tight. I…

Playing Left Field

When I imagined sharing updates on the body hair situation I fully expected those updates would be negative experiences. Any and all updates. It did not occur to me that I would have anything positive to share. Maybe some success of my own making; my own progress or work or breakthroughs. But positive reactions from…

Lessons In Assholery

Tennis lessons should be over by now but they are still dragging on due to chronic cancellations. Rain-outs, holidays, tournaments, and most recently, a reunion party. This week’s make-up lesson was cancelled for a party. We were supposed to be done by now and this was supposed to be our wrap party, as they say…

Dying Of Undone Chores

My goal all week long has been to get something written. Anything; a sentence, a word. Just make a start and build momentum. This thing I love the most (and by thing I mean activity) is hard right now. I’ve been complaining to myself that the demands of my day job are killing my creativity….