public

I have failed repeatedly in my intentions to avoid the comments sections in my online newspaper readings, and perusing of videos.  Particularly in the latter case, the frequent vitriol is disheartening to say the least.  And while news sources often draw more measured, thoughtful commentary, there is an undeniable rabbit hole element which encourages the…

Visualization

Currently I am composing two cover letters, hoping for but not counting on positive results.  In fact, I’ve determined to vigilantly cater to my morale by looking upon both letters as primarily fun.  Cathartic writing exercises as it were, worthwhile in their own right, with benefits guaranteed. More recently I’ve begun work on a missive…

Surreality

I think about the devastation wrought by the recent hurricanes, floods, and wildfires, and how surreal the scene must be for all those grown accustomed to the world we see through ubiquitous screens, unreflectingly deemed the unexceptional normal. How sudden the jarring moments must accumulate, with destruction the view of the newly present now.  repeatedly…

Sacred profane

Growing up, I was mortified by how my mom would swear/curse/cuss.  It felt to me like the final proof of our outsider status – stark contrast to what I imagined the life of a desirable family to resemble.  Even though our neighborhood was composed of families who were also just as poor as we were,…