July 4 is Independence Day in the United States, which is where I am situated, but today I do not celebrate independence. After two years together, my partner and I finally settled on a date to honor our relationship. Happy Interdependence Day, Aaron.

Sorry for the silence

I’ve been having a tough time personally for the past few days. Out of respect for others involved, I can’t say more about it here. Please bear with me. I will be back on track soon. Thanks, all.

Oh so true …

“More often than not, a hero’s most epic battle is the one you never see;it’s the battle that goes on within him or herself.” — Kevin Smith

I oughta be committed

Commitment. The “C” word. It strikes fear into the hearts of men and women alike. Why? It brings to mind a sort of finality. Something permanent. Closes the door on other opportunities. Loss of independence. I think it is really a fear of responsibility. What’s so bad about having someone care whether or not you… Continue reading I oughta be committed

Let barking dogs bark

“Bless the beasts and the childrenFor in this world they have no voiceThey have no choice … “ Barking dogs annoy neighbors. But something about letting dogs go outside makes them want to bark at anything that passes by. My boyfriend’s dogs are very good about not barking inside the house. For the most part,… Continue reading Let barking dogs bark

How happy are you?

This sounds about right. You Are 60% Happy You’re definitely a happy person, even though you have your down moments. You tend to get the most out of life, though there’s always some more happiness to be squeezed. How Happy Are You?

Just for fun

Your Blog Should Be Purple You’re an expressive, offbeat blogger who tends to write about anything and everything. You tend to set blogging trends, and you’re the most likely to write your own meme or survey. You are a bit distant though. Your blog is all about you – not what anyone else has to… Continue reading Just for fun

Happy Birthday to me

I am 40 years old today. My peers and cohorts are parents, physicians, homeowners, academicians. I am none of these. Thinking about that fact used to really bother me. Now I just don’t much care.

In the beginning

In the beginning, there were blogs. And I did not want a blog. I thought no one would want to read what I wanted to say. There was an online program, and being a good little member/follower, I started a blog just as I was told to do. For back then, I did what I… Continue reading In the beginning