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Posts in category Heart Issues

Flannel Sheets and Love

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Wallis Simpson was wrong when she said you can’t be too rich or too thin. Sheets can be too thin. Then they rip. Then you have to improvise with top sheets as fitted sheets. And not only do those things get thin and rip, they also slide around a lot, getting tangled in your legs […]

Mystery of Motorcycles

Mystery of Motorcycles

I love motorbikes. Visually, a motorbike is gorgeous, it looks like it should be the lead of the brass section in an orchestra. I don’t want to understand how the engine works, I want to stay amazed that it works. I love motorbikes, not because I’m an avid rider, but because of the body memory […]

Some Moments in Music

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Music has power, and there is power in making music. I listen to an eclectic mix, pretty much everything, except mainstream country (painstakingly predictable) and rap (no need for more misogynist shit in this gal’s life). I like music that’s good to dance to, for different moods of dancing, and for different moods of driving. […]

One Morning in Late September

One Morning in Late September

Walking down to the bus stop this morning with the boy and the dog, we were bathed in the red warning light at dawn before the weather turns for the day.   Off on the bus goes the boy, and ’round the loop I go, briskly, but not brusquely, even though this little dog asserted […]

Social Functions

Social Functions

‘Function’ can also be used to describe a large social event, usually where you’ve bought a ticket for a fundraiser or you’re attending a graduation or the opening of an art gallery. This is not the same as ‘social functioning’ but you can definitely gauge a person’s social functioning abilities at a social function. Usually, […]

The Black Dog Days of Summer

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July was a great month. August was not. It was too hot and I was hounded by depression. The thing is, I like black dogs. I’ve lived with a some sweet labby types. I like the Black Dog that inspired Jimmy Page and Robert Plant to write a song about sex. I like sex. I […]

House as Haiku: A Manifesto

House as Haiku: A Manifesto

Food. Shelter. Water. What else do we need? What else do we rely on to do more than just survive? Beauty. Love. Community. Comfort. Security. Health A good home combines all of these things. I’ve spent my life trying to reconcile my wild creative urges with a very practical side and my screaming need to […]

A little winter poem

A little winter poem

Yesterday and today. No differently than tomorrow: Joy arises or doesn’t. The ocean’s ebb and flow continues Regardless of the ice or a frosted heart. Not unlike the frozen breath that thaws from your hood and from the dog’s muzzle Inside the warm house. It is and it was What it is: Not such a […]