Alone, so very alone


It's hard not to love Despair.com, especially in these times of comprehensive aloneness.  They hit the nail right on the head.  A few years ago they had another Demotivator that had a picture of a broken chain, with the title Dysfunction - which plays a lot in my head these days, lemme tell you, as I perch…

Guest post: social distancing – Multiple Sclerosis Research Blog


Guest post: social distancing – Multiple Sclerosis Research Blog — Read on multiple-sclerosis-research.org/2020/04/guest-post-social-distancing/

Waiting for the Tsunami, or Stay the F at home, already!


I know, staying at home (potentially with fighting children or that spouse you were barely tolerating at the best of times) is gruelling. I know. I have an eternally shedding/hair balling cat and you haven’t lived until you are woken up six nights out of seven with that horrible retching noise, followed by a bloom…


This is definitely NOT okay. Once again, in addition to making life miserable for the disabled, this leads to bigger problems down the road as people who were doing well at home become sick and have to be moved to the hospital. Bad on all fronts. Please request that home care be made an essential…

“Five minutes more…?” Or how whining like a three-year-old won’t help us stop the coronavirus.


Back in the day before my freedom 50 plan took over and MS threw me out of the workforce, I used to be a nurse, epidemiologist, and health care manager. Many many years of study piled those degrees on me, and I still try to keep up to date. I say all this because what…

Read for free…or trying to do my bit during this madness


Okay, how many of you have a scratchy throat at just the mention of coronavirus? I'm sitting here with my MS and immune system malfunctions and etc and I probably can talk myself into a case of something, even as I keep myself inside. I am avoiding contact, trying to keep from adding to the…

Advice to Book Borrowers (Book Inscriptions)


The following are some book inscriptions found on old books warning book borrowers to return the books that they borrow: Neither blemish this book, or the leaves double down, Nor lend it to each idle friend in the town; Return it when read; or, if lost, please supply Another as good to the mind and…

“The book of my enemy has been remaindered” Clive James


Well, the book has been launched, and I'm at a difficult crossroads. Do I frantically try to market it, push it out into the world like a ten-pound baby, or do I retract back into my shell and let the rest of my books lie fallow? Can you all relate? It's hard putting yourself out…

Why I wrote about the Virgin Mary, or “Hello? Hello? Do you see me?”


Choosing to write about religious topics is risky. All my writing book advisors go on about 'finding your niche' and being sure people want to read what you are writing...and of course, being contrary, I wrote the book and then wanted to publish it. It's a bonus if people buy it, I told my self.…

Being Seen (and read) or where the heck did that chin hair come from?


Well, it's out in the wilds. The ebook version is launching on Saturday. The book. My book. By me. All alone. It all seems such a small story, so meaningless. I mean, I like it, but I am having trouble dealing with the thought of my friends reading it and then having to make a…