Trip to Greenville

A few weeks ago, I took a day trip with my aunt and uncle up to Greenville, Maine. We drove around and had lunch near the lake at a place called the Stress Free Moose. We entered the restaurant and the bar was packed with people. On a Tuesday afternoon! We ate outside and people-watchedContinue reading “Trip to Greenville”

Reading By The Lake

Late September, early fall, crisp in the air. Center Pond, Maine, late-afternoon. I sit by the lake with a jacket and boots on, kindle in my hand. The leaves across the way are changing. The slight breeze in the air drops the temperature, but the sun blaring in my eyes allows some warmth to stay.Continue reading “Reading By The Lake”

Quiet Plane Ride

I never realized how quiet plane rides are until recently. I took an early morning flight last Saturday. The plane wasn’t full. All the passengers were told to spread out. I sat by a window and pulled down the shade. A woman sat by the aisle, leaving the middle seat free. I spent the twoContinue reading “Quiet Plane Ride”

Play in My Head

The sun sets behind the mountains. Blue clouds linger before fading into the darkness. The house across the street has its lights on. It doesn’t look real. It looks like a house on a stage or on a set of a show. I see no people in the windows, maybe that’s why it looks outContinue reading “Play in My Head”

Little Things

Talking to chickens like they are people. Asking a neighbor to help deal with a bee. Flinging bees out of a pool, hoping they’re dead. Sitting on the deck with a tea and a book. Cloudy days. Weekends Saturday smoothies. Marks on my cheeks from face masks. FaceTiming with friends. FaceTiming with my cat. FaceTimingContinue reading “Little Things”

What I’ve Been Clicking On – Part 9

New Yorker – Sally Rooney on Labor and Desire This tweet from Sparknotes that transported me back to English class in high school. Demi Lovato’s interview with Jojo Siwa Kate Beckinsale’s conversation on Armchair Expert Good Trade – I Just Need To Stop Saying “Just”…Right? This adorable photo of a kitten. Ashley C. Ford’s PowerfulContinue reading “What I’ve Been Clicking On – Part 9”

Eyes On Fire

I wear sunglasses at night it’s too early to go to sleep my eyes are on fire and there’s nothing I can do. I’ve learned frustration only leads to defeat and I won’t feel bad about something I have no control over. I sit on the bed with the lights off waiting for my eyesContinue reading “Eyes On Fire”

What I’ve Been Clicking On – Part 8

The New York Times – For June Jordan and Muriel Rukeyser, the Arc of Moral Verse Bent Toward Justice Far Out – The songs Bob Dylan has played live the most Twitter – This beautiful summer sunset. The New York Times – He Couldn’t Remember That We Broke Up Twitter – Reminder Podcast – WeContinue reading “What I’ve Been Clicking On – Part 8”

Sun Tired

The sun has zapped all of my energy. I’m a shell of a human being. Where did I go? To sleep in my thoughts while my body leans against a couch, staring at nothing in particular, wondering what time it is with no way to check. Only the simple questions remain, emotions have been drainedContinue reading “Sun Tired”

Both Things Can Be True

For so many years, I lived in fear of what other people have to say. I was always afraid of what could happen if I spoke my truth. If I shared something, what would people think? What would they say? What would the inevitable response be? Recently, I realized it doesn’t matter what other peopleContinue reading “Both Things Can Be True”