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…

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…