My Covid Diary

January 14th, 2022 I just made it through my CDC-recommended quarantine. I think most of the people who have had covid (and talk about it) share their physical symptoms. Because of this one-dimensional barometer, you’ll find other people minimize what it is that happens when you’re infected. By that measure, I had sniffles and coughs.Continue reading “My Covid Diary”

Nothing Around Us Changes

January 12th, 2022 Weirdly enough, I finally got covid, but that’s not what’s inspiring me to write tonight. (Presuming nothing terrible happens to me over the next few days, I’ll probably write about that later.) No, I’ve been quarantined all alone in the bedroom (with occasional visits from my doctor, who is actually my dog),Continue reading “Nothing Around Us Changes”

Circus Wisdom

January 4th, 2022 When I was teased, or made fun of, or laughed at growing up, my dad would tell me to laugh with them. Or, if I could, laugh at myself before they had the chance. That sentiment is terrible for a child. But it’s advice I take more to heart every day IContinue reading “Circus Wisdom”

These Things I Remember

January 1st, 2022 I guess I’m just going to keep trying to remember. I’ll remember that it doesn’t matter what a person believes in — just what they do with it. I’m going to remember that my worth has nothing to do with my accomplishments, or lack thereof. I’m going to remember that there isContinue reading “These Things I Remember”

Don’t worry about the bacon.

December 24th, 2021 I want to tell you a story about bacon. Last night, we ordered a chicken bacon artichoke pizza to bake at home. When we opened it, there was no bacon on it. I didn’t call them to say anything. I ate the pizza and I was grateful. Now, I feel like evenContinue reading “Don’t worry about the bacon.”

inspo facto

December 23rd, 2021 As every year ends, we tend to curl up in our chair, stare out the window, and reflect on who we are, where we’ve been, and what the hell we’re even doing. That is definitely what I’m doing right now. As I learn more and more about people who make an actualContinue reading “inspo facto”

#artvsartist2021

December 13th, 2021 A lot of my favorite people — my artist friends — have shared their #artvsartist year, and I am nothing if not a wannabe waiting outside the house party, watching my breath freeze in the cold, so here is mine. These posts are also often about gratitude, and I have no shortageContinue reading “#artvsartist2021”

Shaking When Stirred

December 12th, 2021 I worked a lot this weekend. (If you popped into the restaurant at any time, virtually open to close, on Saturday or Sunday, I was there to delight/annoy you.) This little girl missed me. A lot. She always greets me at the door, but tonight was different. She missed me so muchContinue reading “Shaking When Stirred”

Fantastic Four (years sober)

December 9th, 2021 It’s not my birthday today. But I did begin to exist in the world in a new way. I am four years sober as of right this moment. This will come as no surprise if you know how dramatic I can be, but for a long time I was waiting for theContinue reading “Fantastic Four (years sober)”

Let’s Stay Together

December 4th, 2021 I haven’t been spicy in a while, and I don’t mean to be today. But I want to explore one of those phrases that seems harmless on its surface but is loaded with a level of ignorance and selfishness that I’m not sure its users intend. When it comes to death andContinue reading “Let’s Stay Together”