I can't verify this is actually by Lemony Snicket, but they are great points delivered with humor and reason. -Mandy Thirteen Observations made by Lemony Snicket while watching Occupy Wall Street…Continue
My grandmother died the other day. I wasn't close to her, and in reality, I'm not sure she ever cared about me. I was too different- thirsty for knowledge, angry at injustice, accepting of people who weren't like me and like her. I also am the child of her daughter, who was run off at age fourteen and barely tolerated for daring to want a better life that
Her death opens up a can of worms for me. Do I spend money I don't have to pay my respects (plus spend over 24 hours…Continue
About 7 years ago, I was working on the weekends as a building attendant/docent for a local heritage center that included a cemetery and a de-sanctified Carpenter Gothic Church. It was a quite often solitary job, but I learned to appreciate the solitude and the place in ways I never could have imagined. My daily routine would see me leave the office in the museum, walk around the church, then wander through the cemetery, noting anything out of place. I was there to protect the…Continue
I've feel like I've gotten off course lately. All my best laid plans have ended up scrapped or altered until they are barely recognizable. Trouble has appeared around evry corner since the new year began, and I wonder what else is lying in wait for me.
I've had both of my children get sick this year; one with pneumonia, and a subsequent allergic reaction to the antibiotics, and the other with an infection in his testicle that required an emergency room visit. I caught the…Continue
Monday evening, my cell phone rang. Glancing at the screen, I knew it was my friend T. I was expecting a lighthearted chat or to hear her vent about her husband. When her voice came over the line, I was shocked. She was asking me to take her to the hospital, and she sounded bad. I grabbed my jacket and slipped on my shoes, argued for a 10 seconds with my husband about which of us should go, and ran, literally out the door. A few minutes and several broken traffic laws later, I was…Continue