2017 Occasional Posts · Significant Stuff

Hi, my name is Susan and I have a vacation prejudice


(This was written in November of 2016 and has noodled around since then but here goes) Date: Monday, November Somethingth Three Days Before My Anniversary and Barely Into our Six Night Visit to Max and Nancy’s Home near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico… My best friend sleeps with a white noise machine. So have I for… Continue reading Hi, my name is Susan and I have a vacation prejudice

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2016 Occasional Posts · Significant Stuff

A week of cat hospice


Our cat died on October 26, 2015. A week before Russell left us, he began a new phase of life. His week  of hospice wasn't a bad life. It was an odd mirror of his normal routines. Instead of making his way through his usual day, we simply carried him. Russell Scot Fry adopted us… Continue reading A week of cat hospice

2016 Occasional Posts · Significant Stuff

To Tai Chi or not to Tai Chi – getting over myself


It takes me a while to figure out how to incorporate new things into my life. My typical practice is to muddle along with an idea wrapped in frustration until I have an aha that reflects how simple the thing really is. Yes, I try my damnedest to complicate things.   I've been taking tai… Continue reading To Tai Chi or not to Tai Chi – getting over myself

2016 Occasional Posts · Significant Stuff

Benzo withdrawal for fun and profit


It slices, it dices, it makes mincemeat of your brain. And by 'your', I mean mine. Lorazepam. Powerful, seductive, addictive. It also works miracles. It did for me, anyway. My Dr prescribed it about 2 years ago for insomnia. Over time, I developed a tolerance and had to slowly increase my dosage to achieve the… Continue reading Benzo withdrawal for fun and profit

2013 Occasional Posts · Significant Stuff

This is better?


I'm not so numb. Why was numbing was necessary?  Because it worked. Why is it now not so necessary?  I'm guessing, because it's not. About a week ago, I spontaneously started to shed the need to numb.  I had a pleasant conversation with myself about this habit but I didn't set out to change it. … Continue reading This is better?

2013 Occasional Posts · Significant Stuff

Live in the moment. Be mindful. Meditate. Bullshit.


Live in the moment.  Be mindful.  Meditate.  Be open to the abundance of the universe.  The path is the journey. Bullshit. I mean, really.  (I can hear my Mother's voice right now.  She had this way of saying "Oh reeeeaaally" and rolling her eyes when I would make some statement obviously designed to provoke.  I… Continue reading Live in the moment. Be mindful. Meditate. Bullshit.

2013 Occasional Posts · Significant Stuff

Hi! I’m Crappy. How About You?


On the "Welcome" page that promotes a man's audio books, the first sentence I read today was:  "I had wanted to issue a CD with this book, to illustrate what Shakespeare’s Globe called ‘original pronunciation’ (OP), but the production costs went against it." I was taken aback and had to look past this first 'wah,… Continue reading Hi! I’m Crappy. How About You?