Happy Birthday, Xanthus!

Xanthus is my baby. He’s been with me for a year today, and he’s still just as adorable as when I first laid eyes on him. Maybe more so, as I had his original black rally stripes removed and replaced them with glittery blue ones. I can’t help but smile whenever I open...

Embracing My “Joy”

If you haven’t read my last post, “Where is God?”, you might want to do that for back story before reading this one… I have begun taking to heart my MF’s (Minister Friend’s) suggestions and am actively working to refill my empty emotional well. It’s tough going....

Where is “God?”

We’re not even two months into 2015, and already I’m compiling clips for my annual “Worst Moments in History” newsreel. Topping the list thus far is the scene in which I tell my Minister Friend that God should just go “eff” Himself. But to make it worse, I used the...

Chinese New Year

“A horse is a horse, of course, of course…” and today is the final day of “The Year of the Horse” on the Chinese calendar. (If you’re not suddenly singing the “Mr. Ed” talking horse theme song, you’re not nearly as old as I am.) Tomorrow begins year 4713 in...

The Ides of February

I’m feeling a lot like someone has kicked me hard in the gut. Repeatedly. And they haven’t stopped. Six months ago, I took my dear friend Rick to the hospital so they could give him an IV diuretic to reduce the fluid pooling in his lower legs. Fluid build-up is one of...
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