Retail Calamity

We have all heard of the phrase “retail therapy,” correct?  The minute segment of the populace who haven’t heard of this phrase, please take a few seconds away from reading this, to google the meaning. I don’t find shopping in the retail world particularly therapeutic.  When I find myself in immediate need of an item, […]

Am I really seeing this?

We know human beings are capable of some incredible feats. There are those capable of fantastic achievements in athletics. There are a select few that make astounding discoveries in science and medicine. There are individuals capable of beautiful and imaginative writing. There are people who achieve awe through art and music. There are even people that […]

PSA for Sunglasses

The perfect, wrinkle-free, dark denim skinny jeans he wears, hang slightly loose around a trim waist, and cinch tightly, at the ankles. The white canvas shoes, with red and blue stitching, and red, thick, shoe strings, he wears, not completely laced, upon his feet. He wears a crisp, white, t-shirt underneath a loosely hanging, unbuttoned, heather grey […]

Shopping with Direction

I am thoroughly aware that we don’t make as many purchases in a conventional manner.  This conventional method starts with that painful propelling of our bodies, executing step after arduous step, eyes downcast, and mouth scowled in disapproval, gradually reaching beyond our twenty-yard walkways, and entering our, heated seats included, vehicles.  It continues with the ultimate encumbrance, […]

Twigs, Accumulation, and the Meaning behind Names

What is a pyre? I know its meaning, though many may not.  There is no shame in being unaware, or not exposed to this word.  It is fairly antiquated, and does not find use in casual dialogue.  Allow me to present the MW-Whatever brand you prefer definition of this word. A pyre, by definition, is a heap or pile of wood or other combustible material, especially one used for cremating a corpse. So, […]

Exchanging Courtesy

Catchy phrases occur in everyday conversation.  One would be hard pressed to navigate any day without hearing at least half a dozen colloquialisms. If you think you are typically immune to hearing these oft-repeated idioms, let me mention a few for you. “It is what it is.” “Easier said than done.” “Keep an eye on […]

Light Speed

Has it been a manic holiday season for you? If you agree with the statement, was it a result of self-imposed stress?  Did you put too much upon yourself, to do too much for others?  Did you make the act of freely giving to others an anxiousness-inducing millstone?  Did the intent upon selflessness become the worrisome burden […]

And then Donkey said to Frog “What is going on with these humans!”

Sometimes behaviors strike me as odd, inappropriate, or socially rude. People who don’t follow a reasonable “human” traffic flow at a mall bother me. People who smoke while pumping gas, really irritate me. Those that deliberately misspell words, for example, using wit instead of with, gets under my skin. (Admittedly the brutally excruciating effort required […]

INVINCIBURRITO!!!

Usually, I feel invincible. I exercise with intensity and fervor. I drink and eat with gusto. I work energetically and passionately. I devote myself diligently to my music and writing. I consume the worlds entertainments whole-heartedly. I push through weariness and scoff at the idea of rest. And occasionally, these drives all catch up to […]

Go ahead. Touch the handle!

You are out enjoying your shopping experience, restaurant experience, or any out-in-public experience.  The urge strikes.  It won’t be ignored.  There won’t be a way to suppress it until you return home. You must use the bathroom. It’s inevitable.  The propensity to micturate or defecate must occur.  Even if it weren’t to occur to you, […]