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…

August Work Release–Real and Raw

August is finished (whoohoo!) Time to show our work. I am trying not to rush but ooooooh, how I love the end of summer. It hangs on too long here in Mercyburg; sometimes well into October. It does no good to get too excited just because the calendar thinks summer is over. I’ve been burned…

The Yep Files

Blessed trolls. Imagine the Internet without them. Over the weekend I was trolled for The Nope Files. Said troll wants to know why there are no Yep Files. Or am I just here to make myself sound better than people who are brave enough to put themselves out there? The first part is a fair…

The Nope Files–Weekend Edition

All curated from Pinterest. All pretty and well-meaning but all bullshit time-and-life wasters. *** Nope. Strength grows during rest. When you keep going anyway you build endurance. ***   Nope on all counts. Great is completely dependent upon comparison. If you want to be greater, stop the comparison. Notice how great, greater, greatest becomes irrelevant…

Show Me The Alternative

Is anyone else rethinking the language used in the wellness world lately? All the stuff we say to each other and ourselves to reinforce our failure(s)? Specifically, the challenge to define how we show up in the world? I’m hearing this everywhere. I had the misfortune of receiving it as a journal prompt over the…

Bad Poetry, Good Therapy

My friend Kristen was anxious for me to see a play with her last weekend, particularly because one of the characters specializes in bad poetry. I say specializes because her bad poetry is deliberate. As in not because she can’t write it any better; she can. She can write good poetry. But there is pleasure…

The Nope Files–We’re Going To Need A Bigger Cabinet Soon

What value does Pinterest hold for normal people? Inspiration? Education? Validation? All it does for me is generate more material for the Nope Files. I used to have a troll who followed my blog and criticized me for how much time she surmised I spent online based upon how many items I curated from the…

Sweet Life of Anonymity

Back in the days of my diary style blog I had lots of readers. If I didn’t post for a while readers would ask me about it while we were running or at a yoga class. These days, not so much. I have a fraction of my previous readership. One reason is that I don’t…

She’s Keeping Me Sharp

Check this out. I found Her while searching the internet for images to accompany my post about sexy school supplies. I published that post on Sunday.  My goal was to include an image of the infamous paper tablet I unintentionally turned into porn. I never found a photo of a tablet similar to mine but…

You Mean Sex Supplies?

The Chef tells me in the course of his daily travels he encounters parents shopping for school supplies. Apparently kids are prepping to head back to school here in Mercyburg. Ah, yes. Back to school; that special time of year when I remember the time I thought I invented sex. Or rather, I thought I…

July Work Release–Appropriately Scaled

I thought I’d make an attempt at a Work Release post since this is the last day of the month. I didn’t keep good notes this month though. Maybe I could try to think of one wellness practice from the month and start there? Sometimes it only takes a baby step to get things moving….

Battle Of The Brain, Fought On The Ground

No one asks about my weekend anymore. They’ve all stopped asking if I have plans for the weekend. They know I do but they’ve stopped asking what those plans might be. They already know what the plans will be. From April to October the answer is always the same. And it irritates them. The answer…