BURNING AWAY THE CHAFE

I live and work in the Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks; two adjoining communities in Southern California. We’ve had a week from hell. A mass shooting in our small community in a bar we’ve all patronized – Borderline. The shooter mowed down 12 people, mostly 20 something year old young adults. A co-worker of mine who […]

Stop Chasing the Bacon

This month I turn 57. I’m getting long in the tooth, as they say. And I am happy to earn my fangs. As often is the case, the older we get, the more we realize we don’t know, and youth is wasted on the young and all that jazz. But there are some things I […]

WORD

I mentioned a blog or so ago that I wanted to get into the power of the word a bit more.  I am deeply affected by other people’s words, to a fault.  I find the power of the word fascinating.  Humans wield words in love or anger that have the potential to make the world […]

I Affirm (Well), Therefore I Am (Well)

Good morning, good morning. I had to take a brief break from my beloved Cheeky Yum. I experienced several layers of lifeshaking, bonequaking events all at the same time, and although they are still in process I am able to breathe a little deeper now. I have some coping tools that I swear by, but […]

Armpit Love

Armpits. My daughter used to call them armpots when she was a wee lass. I have mixed feelings about mine. I have a tumor in my right armpit, so where I once felt pretty carefree about my armpits as long as they were clean smelling and freshly shaven, I now know they harbor many lymph […]

NAKED DANCING

“Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.” ― Anne Lamott Well, I’m going to jump right into it, and do a little naked dancing this morning. What?!! You say? We don’t know each other that well, yet? You are correct, but I’m in the […]