Today on the playground a little girl ran up to myself and another TA. “So-and-so and so-and-so won’t play with me!” she said. “I keep asking and asking and they keep saying no.” All we could do was validate her feelings and explain that sometimes other kids won’t want to play, and then you have […]
I feel like I haven’t gotten anything done this month. After a stressful upheaval the first week in January, I came down with what I think was a terrible case of Cedar Fever. I haven’t had allergies this bad since the fall I moved to Texas. I spent most of a week fatigued and stuffed […]
A woman sits in a library (a home library rather than a public library). She is surrounded by books. Each book is held by the personification of itself, (possibly the personification of the author or protagonist). Several Books surround her in a circle, holding themselves open and turning their own pages for her. She swivels […]
A woman walks down a path, burdened by luggage. Someone else comes along carrying a much lighter load. They take half of the woman’s load despite her protests to the contrary, and both continue along the way at a much faster pace.
Have this feeling that I don’t even know if there’s a word for. I’m not lonely because I don’t mind spending time by myself. I don’t feel isolated because I know there are people who care about me that I can call on if I need help. It’s the feeling that people aren’t excited to […]
The woman from Day 65 is visibly distressed by the people clamoring around her. Someone walks by and hands her a pair of noise-cancelling headphones.
Several female friends snuggled up together under blankets on a bed, chatting until they fall asleep.
One of the more interesting thing about attending festivals is seeing how different performance pieces speak to one another. In their second week, the Fusebox Festival line-up included some interesting offerings at the intersection of performance and technology. Michelle Ellsworth’s performance piece, Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome, is a meditation on a world without […]
My Passion Planner came in the mail yesterday. Finally! They’ve been having a lot of shipping issues, and I was doing my best to be patient, but I could not have lasted much longer with only a few pieces of computer paper as my planner. I have too much to do! And boy, is that […]
I work for an independent bookstore. So, while I’m keeping my Amazon wishlist as a helpful archive of information, needless to say, my book purchases from them have stopped. As I get older, I think more and more about the saying that you vote with your dollars. I don’t have a lot of them to […]