February 17, 2019

Hello, Dear Readers!  I've just started a new job, which is exciting, but also intense.  So let me introduce you to one of Vim's stress-relieving, coping mechanisms - imaginary shopping!  It's fun, but less stressful than actual shopping, because you're not spending any money.*  Also, you don't even need to leave the comfort of your home, because - the internet.

You know that thing that happens, when you'r...

November 30, 2017

Bustle:  Vim and I received our birthday presents from each other this past week, and we both sent each other necklaces!  How's that for maintaining the same wave length o'er the miles that separate us?

Should I mention that we are both September birthdays?  Yes, we're running a little late this year.  I blame Harvey.  Vim was planning to come to Houston, and we were going to celebrate our birthdays togeth...

September 30, 2017

Or, What I Learned on My Summer Vacation

What's the opposite of perspective?  Haha..who knew I would be writing another post about anxiety?  I suppose this post could be a companion piece to the last, entitled "Lack of Perspective and Other Infernal Torture".  It could have been, but that seems like kind of a bummer.  While Bustle has been struggling with a lack of everyday conveniences we all take for granted, slog...

September 25, 2017

Firstly, I would like to thank all y'all Gentle Readers for your patience.  Hurricane Harvey has put me out of commission for a variety of reasons, not least of which is that we have had no internet for 2 weeks.  My sons had been doing fine with all the flood upheaval, but that's when they lost it - "Take me now, Lord," Younger shouted, looking heavenward when I explained that we would have no TV, no computer, no n...

August 10, 2017

 Friendship Week (er Month?) continues!  Friendship has always been a big thing in my life.  It's brought me some of my most profound pleasure and profound pain.  As a kid I struggled with playground politics.  Never the class pariah, I still however, never seemed to quite fit in.  I was accepted, but I didn't belong.  And man, did I need to belong.  Occasionally I would find that sacred Shangri-La of belonging, on...

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