my old friend, Otis

If there was a better way to go then it would find me I can’t help it, the road just rolls out behind me Be kind to me, or treat me mean I’ll make the most of it, I’m an extraordinary machine. Fiona Apple Otis was not originally called Otis. Otis needed a new name.Continue reading “my old friend, Otis”

We had a fight

Weekends around here are always a gamble for my husband and I. The weeks end up draining everything from us due to both of our insanely stressful jobs and by the weekend, every ounce of energy is just gone. It’s always difficult trying to even have social lives when, by the weekend, we cannot evenContinue reading “We had a fight”

take me to church

“Religion is a breeding ground Where the devil’s work is deeply found…“ Sleeping at Last **Trigger Warning** What does it mean to say “I grew up in the church.” Some of us make the statement without even thinking about the weight of it, myself included. Just a standard fact of observation, a piece of historicalContinue reading “take me to church”

Things Unseen

Finding out someone’s story can be such an enlightening journey. Everybody has one, after all. I was not aware that unconditional love was a real life concept until I met my husband. Growing up in a warped church and home environment taught me that forgiveness was only a preached myth from the Bible. In myContinue reading “Things Unseen”

The Magic Jaw

“I can’t tell you why you shoulda’ known it, sensitive kid start acting like a grown up” Cold War Kids “You were such a little brat as a child, I hated having to deal with you. You have grown so much since then!” Adults of my past went to such great lengths to ensure IContinue reading “The Magic Jaw”