Monthly Archives: May 2014

old relationship about our relationship*

*The title for this post was my iPhone’s translation of my voice speaking the words: why are relationships all about power? why is power all about relationships? i asked you first. but i asked you second. but i don’t really … Continue reading

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elevator/escalator speech

what is the difference between an elevator speech and an escalator speech? i can’t quite figure this out. i guess in an elevator speech, you are supposed to present this idealized synopsis of your accomplishments with the intent of making … Continue reading

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unveiled

i am finding that the best way to get through stressful situations is to just say thank you to everybody you encounter. even if there is no real context. take today, for example, the only 2 words I have uttered … Continue reading

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my not-secret secret

this is just a secret between you and me. so please don’t tell anyone. i’ve been offered a job in another part of the country and i’ve been either wrestling with the decision, or trying to distract myself from the … Continue reading

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Gavotte

the blank blog screen terrifies me these days. i can’t even look it in the eye. i’m not sure what i can put into it. the drain is clogged. the plunger is ineffective. i can’t afford a plumber, and if … Continue reading

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elsewhere

i am gradually learning that not only can i brush my teeth while standing on one foot, but that it is totally acceptable. it took forever to realize that. i’m not sure why. i decided to take advantage of not … Continue reading

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Still from a video I will hopefully one day finish

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The itsy bitsy spider

i was riding an elevator tonight up to my apartment, accompanied by a somewhat elderly man, a 30’ish woman, and her 2 youngish children. as the elevator ascended, the man began speaking/singing: The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the waterspout.Down came … Continue reading

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a slip away

i’ve been struggling with a deep remorse for the past day or 2 over an act of violence i almost committed, or partially committed. you see, i was pulling into a parking lot, directly behind a big van that was … Continue reading

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less visible stars

as the years pass through me, i  am more and more mystified by how the sun continues to be so popular with my friends and their friends and acquaintances.  i don’t really have anything against the sun, per se (i even … Continue reading

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my simulacrum wants to meet your mother

my simulacrum wants to meet your mother, just to see what she’s like. I’ve wanted to meet her for a long time. I know you complain about her all of the time. which is justifiable, of course. Sometimes she sounds like an incredible … Continue reading

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it’s not the movement, it’s the motion

my big dilemma, my big question over the past century or so has been … how is it possible to reach some measure of acceptance of who one is and what one has, while also recognizing when change is necessary? is there … Continue reading

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on foreign sand

i was walking along an ocean, on foreign sand, alone for miles and miles and miles. even the seals were absent.  the further alone i walked, the less alone i felt. i knew i was still alone. but I felt less alone than i … Continue reading

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