Nocturnal Hobbies

I have recently discovered that I have a new nighttime hobby, aside from peeing 52 times a night. Apparently, I'm a videographer. Yes, that's right. I have started recording video with my phone while I am asleep. Dead-ass, as the kids say. Oh, get your head out of the gutter. I woke up yesterday to…

The EYES Have It

I am at the optometrist's office. It's the fancy-pants office. They have expensive carpet and a flagstone accent wall behind the mounted tv that is tuned to the Food Network. Finally! Medical professionals who know that food makes more people happy than the usual CNN vs FOX wars. Anyway, I have a freckle on my…

Your Feelings Are YOUR Responsibility

So, someone I love dearly has been manipulated for a couple of years by a woman who he is attracted to. She has broken his heart and hurt his feelings more times than I can count. A few months ago, just as he was about to give her a birthday gift he had purchased weeks…

2020 Wrap-Up

The year 2020 has been the longest four years of my life. We've had to deal with the CORONA-19 virus and over 330,000 deaths it has caused in the United State (over 1.4 million worldwide,) the politicization of said virus, continued killing of African-American citizens by police, the politicization of this very real and dangerous…

Old Fart Mornings

Swirls of light and dark trap my brain like the nightgown wrapped around my legs from turning over so frequently during my fitful sleep. My mouth is so dry that my tongue is stuck to the roof of my mouth in an almost painful way. My eyes are so dry that I fear blinking will…

F*ck You, Cancer!

My friend, Naunie, died in the wee hours this morning. Her body just gave out after several bouts with ovarian cancer. We knew that she was going to pass soon, but the news still came as a massive kick to the crotch this morning. I pray that her husband and children and family and friends…

My Hair Is Growing Back!

So, last year I had my son shave my head for me while I was undergoing chemotherapy. I guess it has been about six months since he did it. And I knew that it would come back completely gray. I had been dyeing my hair since I was 14. I figured that it would be…

When I was Ten…

...I was in the 6th grade in Weierhof, Germany. I was the youngest in my class because I'd skipped first grade. My teacher was Mrs. Smith. She wore her hair very short and had big glasses and wore brightly colored polyester pants suits with lovely print scarves around her neck and hot pink lipstick. She…

Phase 2: Complete.

So I completed my radiation therapy a week ago tomorrow. Thank God. I didn't think my skin could handle much more. I have been piling on the silver sulfadiazine creme to help the burn heal faster and to alleviate the pain. It's starting to peel now, like a bad sunburn from wearing only the right…

I Can Do This.

Every two hours like clockwork I wake up to pee. Weirdly, I have to have a sip of water before I get out of bed and race to the bathroom in a frantic duck-walk or I won't be able to blow my nose. Dehydration sucks. It started when I crossed that line into "borderline diabetes"…