We’re closing in on the last days of November (holy crap) and, as the end of the year draws ever closer, I’m finding myself thinking about how I want to go forward. I’ve come to realizations on a number of fronts: I miss finding joy in what I’m writing and how I approach writing. Treating … Continue reading November Round Up, Thoughts, Plans, Etc.
I light the candle: a three-wicked affair that smells of apple pie (but without the gluten). Its flames are steady-ish, and the scent throw is heavenly. I don’t feel guilty about this simple pleasure, though the candle is from Walmart and I live in home that at times produced eco-conscious candles, scented with essential oils, … Continue reading Restless in spirit, or: when a drag becomes a fall becomes a head-long dive
Molly has been stung again. Twice this time. That's three times in a two week span. She had a visit with our back-up vet, who was super nice, because three times is two weeks. We've marked the spot in our minds, are one thousand percent sure there's a yellow jacket burrow that she keeps stepping … Continue reading Updates, with bullet points!
I feel like every time I make some One Decision on How to Proceed with anything in my life -- spiritual shit, writing shit, anything else shit -- I then freeze up, studder to a halt, and have to break through my own getting in my way in order to actually proceed. And, damn it … Continue reading The process, thoughts, decisions, angst.
In September, Beth and I once again attempted to switch our diet to a vegetarian based diet. Once again, we failed at the conversion. This time it lasted two weeks. By the end of the second week, when I caved and brought meat back into my diet, I swore -- again -- that I wouldn’t … Continue reading Struggles with Vegetarianism
I'm going to blog again. It's been a good six months, maybe more, and the time away has been invaluable. I'll delve into that, maybe. Maybe I won't. I don't know. Recently -- as in a day ago -- it got into my craw that I wanted to start blogging again. I miss articulating my … Continue reading Okay, look.
Yeah, yeah, I know. I've done this before, and I went back on it. In the interest of full disclosure (hahahaha), I made that decision while in a really rough patch, it was more reaction than action, and, I wasn't ready. I'm ready now. I've been blogging about my spiritual practices, explorations, and (mis)adventures, in … Continue reading Retiring “Strip me Back to the Bone” blog
Or: The month wherein I remember to stop and smell the *&^%ing lilacs. Because, they’re blooming, and they’re my favorite flower of all time. There are three bushes in the neighborhood that I watch, that bloom at different times thanks to differences in sun exposure. The early blooming one is already full; the latest blooming … Continue reading April Check In (now edited to fix spacing issues, holy crap!)
[shameless plug within a shameless plug: patrons and story subscribers receive early access to all my written material. See this page for details] The creature ran a tongue along pointed teeth, then flicked her tongue out to touch my cheek. “Mmm. Do you know, your kind tastes the best. Sweet from your power, soft from … Continue reading Spirit Taken: an excerpt