How To Shop For A Sextant Online During A Global Pandemic

Or… Shopping For My Spouse’s Birthday Gift I shake my head and stare at the screen. “I want to feel the brass and hold it. Feel the movement of each piece and know I’ll be able to calibrate it for him,” I whine to the cat. The autumn winds blowing down from Alaska drown outContinue reading “How To Shop For A Sextant Online During A Global Pandemic”

Dealing With The Past – a poem

Dealing With The Past Others hold against you–Are hurt by and bring down wrathUpon your pain –Childhood never endingSwirling inside the mind drain;Decisions of survivalDuring exploration of the self–These ghosts will hauntUntil end of time–Their whispers paranoia sells.There is no such thingAs kindness or compassionNot even from the ones we loveWe will always be aloneButContinue reading “Dealing With The Past – a poem”

A Draft Excerpt From “Little Earthquakes In The Sea”: Time For Goodbye

Content Warning: this piece discusses the death of a child and is based on a true story that took place almost a hundred years ago. For those wishing for a soundtrack while reading, I recommend this. It rained that day in Bonaventure. The men in linen raincoats slicked with wet wax pried her blue andContinue reading “A Draft Excerpt From “Little Earthquakes In The Sea”: Time For Goodbye”

I’ve Walked On A Ruptured Achilles Tendon For Over A Year

One of the things I learned at my appointment at UCSF was that the failure for my right Achilles tendon to respond to one if the normal reflex triggers is because the tendon ruptured. I’ve been walking on a ruptured Achilles tendon for over a year. An injury I shouldn’t be able to walk onContinue reading “I’ve Walked On A Ruptured Achilles Tendon For Over A Year”