Going Home

We learn through pain that some of the things We thought were castles turn out to be prisons, And we desperately want out, but even though we built them, We can’t find the door. -Anne Lamont Help, Thanks, Wow I am in my burnt-orange faux leather reading chair, feet up...

Writers & Lovers by Lily King

Books about struggling writers are my jam.

Sometimes, You Share Your Room with a Fox

As soon as I decide to leave Colorado permanently, I make a bucket list of all the things I must do before I go. It’s funny to think I’ve lived here twenty-three years and I am going to pack all these activities into my last six-months. My bucket list starts with the...

I’ve Given It Up

After yet another extreme hangover post New Year's Eve, I gave up drinking. Again. Then, somehow, I came across Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol by Holly Whitaker and read it in a weekend. I was at day fifteen...

Elephant Rope

It’s Friday night and I walk up the block to Paula’s house to eat pizza, salad and seafood bisque with her family and another couple. Everyone else goes out to smoke and Paula and I start discussing our level of contentment and/or happiness with our lives. We both...

Going Home

We learn through pain that some of the things We thought were castles turn out to be prisons, And we desperately want out, but even though we built them, We can’t find the door. -Anne Lamont Help, Thanks, Wow I am in my burnt-orange faux leather reading chair, feet up...

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I’ve Given It Up

After yet another extreme hangover post New Year's Eve, I gave up drinking. Again. Then, somehow, I came across Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol by Holly Whitaker and read it in a weekend. I was at day fifteen...

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Elephant Rope

It’s Friday night and I walk up the block to Paula’s house to eat pizza, salad and seafood bisque with her family and another couple. Everyone else goes out to smoke and Paula and I start discussing our level of contentment and/or happiness with our lives. We both...

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2020 Best Books

No reason to go on about what a doozy of a year 2020 was except to say, I didn't really have much I felt like writing about despite the fact I read 127 books. I sure hope to never read that many books in one year again! Here are a few of my favorites (in no particular...

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Radicalized

I watch my free will slip through the river of sangria Drop by drop, out of the pitcher To gather at the bottom of a 99 cent IKEA glass   Through the low flame A dog in a god-damned hoody jumps from lap to lap To finally take space, curled on the cushion of a...

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