best in (a dog and pony) show? no, thank you.

Over this past weekend, a friend from my childhood posted about the impact of many years of verbal abuse. Although this did not trigger a meltdown for me from remembering my similar circumstances, it has been in the back of my mind for the last couple of days, especially as our paths of emotional abuseContinue reading “best in (a dog and pony) show? no, thank you.”

8 things for which i’m thankful…the ottomeister edition.

1. That my day starts with Otto hopping up on the bed to get cuddles, and that my day ends with our nightly walk. 2. That Otto doesn’t just love riding in the car, but that he also has a preference for different types of music. 3. Otto’s incredibly soulful eyes. Sometimes I think heContinue reading “8 things for which i’m thankful…the ottomeister edition.”

greetings from margaritaville.(aka my window of tolerance)

To be clear, I have not lost my mind and become a Jimmy Buffett fan. Although I’ve never drunk texted, tonight I had the absolute delight of having dinner and drinks (two large Passion Fruit frozen margaritas), so I’m definitely in a “comfortable state of mind.” Although I’m not blitzed beyond recognition to the pointContinue reading “greetings from margaritaville.(aka my window of tolerance)”

that’s ok….jim mcmahon would understand.

“Shine your light. The jealous criticize, the curious watch, but the inspired will be your tribe.” I stuck my neck out today for something that I truly believe is not right…although I know what I did it was not an “expected reaction”, and I’m sure the words “that motherfucker is crazy” has crossed the mindsContinue reading “that’s ok….jim mcmahon would understand.”

and so it goes….and so it is.

I was listening to the Grateful Dead – Live at the Fillmore East this afternoon…I love their cover of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles’ “Second That Emotion.” One of the things I love about it is that the mistakes in their performance of the song are included, and that the mistakes give the song anContinue reading “and so it goes….and so it is.”

one year later…..and i still like brussel sprouts.

February 22, 2020. Pre-COVID. The day I emotionally hit rock bottom. I was put on a two-week medical leave, because I told my boss that on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being that I wanted to “check out”, I was at a 3. I felt out of place wherever I was, andContinue reading “one year later…..and i still like brussel sprouts.”