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Collecting scars that don't seem to fade


  • You can get pretty good at feeling pretty bad

    I didn’t make it very far into January on my “picture every day” project, but in my defense I got COVID. On Sunday January 7 I felt like shit – I was freezing cold, like in my bed with the electric blanket turned up to 10 and still could not get warm. So I knew… Continue reading

  • Intention

    Well it’s January 1. Every post on social media lately seems to have been about how 2023 was such a horrible year, and it kind of was, but was it any worse than the preceding horrible years? I don’t know. I don’t remember the last time I reached December 31 and thought “what a good… Continue reading

  • Now you’re just somebody that I used to know

    Last night I discovered that a friend of 15+ years has blocked me on Facebook. We had a disagreement and haven’t spoken since October, so this isn’t completely “out of nowhere” – while also feeling like it is, because after all these months, why the sudden finality of not just unfriending but blocking? I don’t… Continue reading

  • Is this thing on?

    Recently over on Mastodon I saw a post for something called Blaugust – a month long event to encourage people to blog more. I haven’t been blogging at all in a very long time, but reading about this has pushed me to stop thinking about doing it and actually start something up. Unfortunately as the… Continue reading