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  • Been Illin’

    Been Illin’

    As both of my readers know, Santa offloaded a big old nasty case of Omicron in my Christmas stocking. Now granted, I’ve been sicker. I’ve had much worse cases o... Read more

    Posted on 22 January 2022 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Covid Version 2022

    Covid Version 2022

    We the people, are suffering from significant Covid fatigue. We’ve been dealing with contradictory advice, information and instruction since late December of... Read more

    Posted on 15 January 2022 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Let’s Talk Teeth

    Let’s Talk Teeth

    Let’s all pretend we’re really going to maintain all the New Year’s resolutions we made and let’s also say taking better care of our teeth is one of those... Read more

    Posted on 07 January 2022 SELF EXPRESSION
  • The Whole of The Moon

    Whole Moon

    A week ago, the conventional writer in me felt compelled to post a 2021 year in review…..like 800-trillion other wordsmiths. I tried composing a few lines, but... Read more

    Posted on 07 January 2022 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Christmas Eve 2021

    As I begin to type, it’s 8:45 (CST). A scant few hours remain in this year’s Christmas Eve offering and here in Texas it’s a mild but windy. Read more

    Posted on 25 December 2021 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Krampus: A Holiday Movie & Myth

    Krampus: Holiday Movie Myth

    As I type, you have technically less than six days to get your proverbial Christmas shit together or come the evening of December 24th, you’ll be forced deal... Read more

    Posted on 20 December 2021 SELF EXPRESSION
  • The One About The Breakfast Taco

    There was a point in time when I was a big city girl. I called Houston home for just under 24 years. The city is huge snd diverse and the traffic, I swear will... Read more

    Posted on 02 December 2021 SELF EXPRESSION
  • The Bough Breaks

    It always does. The wood rots, some sort of parasite or fungus weakens it, the wind blows it down, and lest we forget about the duress of plain, ordinary gravit... Read more

    Posted on 30 November 2021 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Katie Couric Explained

    I don’t know this woman, personally or professionally. I’ve never been a hardcore fan. In my six-plus decades on the Earth, I can honestly say I’ve only... Read more

    Posted on 05 November 2021 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Halloween ’21

    Surprise!!! No need to send the cops to make a welfare check. Despite the ominous nature of my previous post, I’m fine. It’s been a horrific 18-months for... Read more

    Posted on 01 November 2021 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Catch Up

    A lot has happened since I last felt any real initiative to log onto this self-serving space. There was a time when I first started blogging (March 31, 2007….I... Read more

    Posted on 29 October 2021 SELF EXPRESSION
  • It’s Labor Day

    It’s Labor

    I’d love to say I knew or actually cared more for this day which is duly noted on the September calendar. I mean, it get that it celebrates the American... Read more

    Posted on 05 September 2021 SELF EXPRESSION
  • It’s Parents’ Day

    Are you tired of my droning on and on about my mother’s death 13 weeks ago? Well, the fact is, I’m not ready to stop. Mother”s Day happened too soon after he... Read more

    Posted on 18 June 2021 SELF EXPRESSION
  • That Didn’t End Well

    I was supposed to go the big family thing in South Texas this past weekend. I went…..kinda. I got there around 4 pm Friday and was back on the road racing back... Read more

    Posted on 16 June 2021 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Eleven Weeks

    My mother died 11-weeks ago today. I don’t think about her or her death death everyday. In fact, large gaps of time go by when she/it doesn’t enter my... Read more

    Posted on 07 June 2021 SELF EXPRESSION
  • A Motherless Mother’s Day

    My mother’s been gone for seven weeks now. It feels longer. I’m not sure whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing or just part of the continuing process of... Read more

    Posted on 09 May 2021 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Add nausea…..Um, Really.

    As I type, there are less than two hours left of Thursday, April 22, 2021, which means my day of days, my birthday is about to draw to a close. Read more

    Posted on 23 April 2021 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Death Will Kill Ya

    Dammit, I didn’t want to be THAT person who can’t shake the death of her mother. I am, but it’s not for normal reasons. It’s deeply painful to admit there was n... Read more

    Posted on 16 April 2021 SELF EXPRESSION
  • I Need To Bitch

    And when it comes to incurring my wrath, tag you’re it.My mother has now been dead for three weeks. Ester Sunday, was the first major holiday without her and... Read more

    Posted on 10 April 2021 SELF EXPRESSION
  • A Different Kind of Love Story

    Franz Kafka is considered by many to be one of the world’s most influential authors to have ever taken a quill in hand. I’d love to say I’m fully aware of... Read more

    Posted on 05 April 2021 SELF EXPRESSION