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My Secret Love

“Heaven on earth with an onion slice; Not too particular, not too precise; I’m just a cheeseburger in paradise.” Cheeseburger in paradise, Jimmy Buffet, 1978 Most people will wax poetic about the love of their life. They can extol the virtues of their beloved in lyrical terms using creative phrasing to try to capture the… read more

Barbie Doll Faces

Barbie Doll Faces

I have become fascinated recently by a disturbing trend on social media. I keep running across pictures of female friends who have radically altered their appearance in their photographs with filters. These friends, most of whom are in their 20’s and 30’s, are relatively young and almost universally attractive without having to alter a thing.… read more

The Best Revenge

It was eight years ago this week that I walked away from my corporate job. I’ve never really delved into this aspect of it, but I was actually escorted off the premises. Did I burn the building down or have a screaming fit? Nope. I stood up to a bully. Or at least I tried… read more

On The Daily

A few days after New Year’s I was at my chiropractor’s office.  When he walked in to the room, he said to me in a booming voice: “You seem like a highly motivated person, what are your goals for the new year?” He was very obviously expecting an “eat less, exercise more” type of response.… read more

I Miss Hugs

When we were sent into social isolation in mid-March, many of my friends found it comforting to write in their journals. It helped them identify, and cope with, everything they were feeling and experiencing. I, on the other hand, couldn’t bear to write during this period. There was just too much going on and no… read more

Make ‘Em Laugh

“Now you could study Shakespeare and be quite elite And you can charm the critics and have nothin’ to eat Just slip on a banana peel The world’s at your feet Make ’em laugh, Make ’em laugh, Make ’em laugh” Make ‘Em Laugh by Donald O’Connor   I have written a number of posts on serious topics… read more

A Memorable Day

I don’t know about most people, but when I wake up each day I have to take a few minutes to remember what day it is and to mentally review what I have to do that day. I have always done this, but since I now have a different schedule every day of the week,… read more

Giving Tuesday

I am proud to be one of the studio artists at the Kansas City Artists Coalition. The Kansas City Artists Coalition (KCAC or Artists Coalition) is an artist-centered, artist-run alternative space that presents a variety of exhibitions of contemporary artists’ work in its Main Gallery and the Snap Space Gallery. However, during the current pandemic,… read more

I Believe

I am sitting in my quiet apartment, writing and thinking. As I sit, the young woman who lives in the apartment above me is doing some sort of work out. The floor is squeaking and I can hear her moving all around her space. I guess it’s really not that quiet, but it still feels… read more

Boss Cat

During this age of pandemic isolation, my only interaction is with Miss Sugar, the cat. My interaction with others of my species is limited. I talk on the phone with friends and there are a few of us who have Zoom “get-togethers,” but it’s been weeks since I’ve had actual contact with another human being… read more