I am Brittle in My Anguish

I’ve been anxious my whole life long, but I haven’t always been afraid. There have been individual moments, of course, including my experiences with violence and assault. But what I feel now is different, dare I say more of an existential fear about my actual existence? I do not have much family. My parents and […]

I’m Cranky, Sad and Defiant. December, Here I Come.

There is no opening sentence that will accurately describe my emotional mindset right now. How about “my month has been a delightful Panoply of precursors to the next four years as well as most of what’s been happening forever that I never thought about?” I started out after the election feeling numb and cutting myself […]

Looking Up The Family Nuts #NaBloPoMo

NaBloPoMo Thanksgiving

What do you think we could all do better with if we looked at it with a child’s eyes? Yesterday, we spent the holiday with Ledcat’s family which includes Ava, age 10 (almost 11) and Jack, age 8 (8 and a 1/2 in his terms.) Ava was assigned to make the name tags for our […]

Bob Evans and Thanksgiving

What are the best/worst dishes at Thanksgiving dinner? Thanksgiving is my favorite meal of the year. Always has been, always will be. Even my mother who was definitely not a cook pulled together a good holiday meal. I have never personally pulled that off. I give good Thanksgiving guest, though. Feel free to invite me. […]

Life Ain’t Grand Until It Is #NaBloPoMo

Life Ain’t Grand Until It Is #NaBloPoMo

What was it like to be you in 2016? This morning at 10 AM, the City Department of Public Works rolled up on our street to butcher yet another neighborhood tree. Right next to my parked car. My car, by the way, is an art car covered in pink triangles and a big pink cat. […]

#NaBloPoMo

What do you want to say to Hillary Clinton today? This today’s prompt. I committed to respond to the prompts so here I am, staring at my laptop. I have nothing to say. I feel no defiance, no hope, no peace. Just fear and anxiety. Hillary tried. She didn’t fail – we failed. And she’ll […]

One Day in the Life of Susan Kerr #NaBloPoMo

If you could redo one moment in your life, what would it be and why? How would it change who you are now? For me, regret isn’t tied up to one single pivotal moment. It is more a cascade of memories that starts perhaps with dropping out of graduate school (the first time around) and […]

Remember the Bread #NaBloPoMo

Today’s Prompt: What was your worst Thanksgiving food fail? My head is filled with all of the big things today, so I was tempted to skip this prompt and write about something important. Then I remembered that Thanksgiving dinner is my favorite meal of the year so of course it is an important prompt. Plus, I really […]

Those Were The Days & Should Be Again (on Netflix)

Which fall shows should totally be canceled already? OK, so nope to that prompt. Instead, here is my list of shows that should be picked up by Netflix and/or Amazon Prime already. All in the Family/The Jeffersons/Good Times/Maude – Norman Lear’s relevance to modern times can’t be overemphasized. We need Florida, Archie and Weezy to […]

Complete Honesty Has Consquences #NaBloPoMo

If you could be completely honest with no regrets, what would you say and to whom? I would ask all of the adults in my family why they protected a child molesting rapist, but didn’t protect the kids. All of us. Actually, I would never ask that question because I’m unwilling to be the instigator […]