Wellness Today–Tent Of Content

Friday has come and I haven’t written a thing all week. How did that happen? Contentment, that’s how. You heard me. Not busy.  Content. You’ve heard of contentment, right? Do you remember contentment? Or have you never been content? I’ll bet you’re read a bajillion articles about it though. About how to be content. I…

Mercy Burgers Are Made Of People, Not Plants

Finally, yesterday, the heat broke in Mercyburg. Suddenly I can’t remember if I have been spelling it Mercyberg or Mercyburg. I also suddenly realized giving my realm such a name would make me a Mercyburger. That’s just damn funny, aside from the fact that Mercy Burger sounds like some kind of edible vegan patty. Or…

Wellness Today–Ornitho Realty

Extra early mornings this week. And last week. The Chef was offered a new job. He wants to finish up all his outstanding projects before he leaves the old one. Mornings begin with the number four to keep him from working late. Those folks who can just roll over and go back to sleep after…

Wellness Today — The Bell Tolls For Me

Checking in. I am still here and all is well. I’ve been working on a special writing project. I am only quiet here because I’m devoting my energy to writing for a speaking engagement. I want it all written well before I attempt to speak it well. I feel like I never say anything as…

September Work Release–The Sept Embers

Well folks, I worked on this post all month. I typically add content to these end-of-month posts a little at a time and then finalize during the last week. For the past three days I’ve been intensively editing and polishing and adding the finishing touches. I saved my work multiple times. Backed it up. Scheduled…

Thirteenth Day Immunity

Holy crap. I’m shocked to realize I’ve been gone for 12 days. Geez, 12 days. This morning I tried to remember how long it had been since I published anything. I thought maybe a week; six days, perhaps. I logged on to check. It’s been 12 days. Wow. As the British say, I’m dashed. Flummoxed….

Thunder Road

  A long time ago I stopped a man from raping me by screaming at him so violently that I scared him. He had a loaded gun but I scared him. I watched him chamber a round. He held me down so hard the police took photos of the bruises on my biceps when it…

Yoga Sins

Just hanging out, appropriating some culture. Mostly because my culture can’t come up with anything better than yoga. So far we’ve got binge-ing, perpetual upgrading, arguing about Love, arguing about God, deifying beauty, and competitive breeding. As a cultural icon said, when you know better you do better. Yoga is better. All my culture can…

Dead Man’s Curve

Midweek run in the blackness. So still and clear you’d never guess a hurricane was coming. Bronco tried to run me down. Forced me off the road and into a field. Taillights mean and mocking. Two figures crossed my path half a block away, tethered to smaller creatures. All four glided past, gauzy under the…

Holiday Road

Labor Day. Second run of the season. Around the neighborhood. This is what I found: 26 cents and a nub of blue sidewalk chalk. This is a clear indicator that the spirit folk in my neighborhood are in need of some structure. Some direction. And they were willing to pay me for my time but…

Not To Rush You, But Get On This

You guys. My frags? Check out the frag from my September planner page: These frags are from Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map planner. I buy one every year. Comes in daily, monthly, or undated styles. Doubles as a journal. These sell out every year. For real. They launch the summer before the New Year and they…

Copperhead Road

It’s not every running season that starts with a snake encounter. I say starts because I start again in September after taking a break for the month of August. Since September 1st fell on a Saturday I made the first run of the season a trail run. Just a short one but long enough to…