To Sleep Or Not To Sleep

The Prompt: How long does it take you to fall asleep? I’m starting this post wide awake at 11 while everyone else is asleep. That in spite of the fact that I am still sick and felt bone tired earlier. And I take bedtime meds that are slightly sedating. Typically, I fall asleep soon after […]

Failure Sucks

The Prompt: Oprah Winfrey said, “So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground.” Do you embrace failure? I’m not sure how to begin with this one. Oprah certainly overcame adversity in a manner that is unparalleled in the history of the world, right? Even now, she could just stop and relax and […]

His Name Was Brian

The Prompt: Tell us about the first person you “fell” for. Ah. It was 4th grade and his name was Brian Stupar. He was one of the smart kids, light hair, very slight. If I close my eyes, I can picture him sitting in the classroom talking with his friend Chris. I remember all of the […]

I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You

The Prompt: Tell us about falling in love: what does it feel like? With no intent to sexualize the metaphor, falling in love is a lot like the sensation of “falling” into a really comfy bed and having a great night’s sleep. There’s the literal fall and the allegorical fall of your muscles relaxing as they […]

Random Falling Post

Patsy Cline Falling

Just doing some blog stretches here I heard this video for the first time on our beach vacation trip in June. It’s like Wilson Phillips of the 2100’s.   And of course a classic song about falling And finally a mournful tune from Patsy Cline          


Pumpkin Pie, pi, George Takei

The prompt: Pumpkin or apple pie at Thanksgiving (or choose any fall holiday)? Do you have a family recipe? This reminds me of a story … early in our relationship, Ledcat was discussing her mother’s plans for Thanksgiving to which I and my parents were invited. I asked about the menu and she ran through it, […]


The Prompt:  Which is better to jump in: a leaf pile or a puddle? I’m not in the mood to answer this or even consider the distinction. Last night, I jumped up on a park bench with a megaphone and spoke to a crowd of 100 or so LGBTQ folks and allies who had turned […]

NaBloPoMo: The Sounds Of Leaves

The Prompt: Which sound is more satisfying for you: crunching leaves underfoot or bubble wrap popping? First, let me specify that neither of these sounds can be separated from the physical sensation of popping bubbles and/or crunching leaves underfoot. It is more than an auditory experience for sure. Leaves. My childhood neighborhood was filled with trees […]

NaBloPoMo: Apples

The prompt: If you were an apple, which type of apple (Granny Smith, Gala, Red Delicious, etc) would you be and why? If I were going to stay on topic, I would have to look up all of the varieties to see which adjectives line up with my personality. And I don’t really want to do […]