Ms Attitudinous Precipitous

Ms. Attitudinous Precipitous Ms. Precipitous is an unusual woman. She was born Martha Stone, but didn’t care for that name, as it didn’t show her personality … which has been discussed at many cocktail parties. Growing up, she couldn’t decide if she wanted to be a princess or a prostitution. She thought both occupations had…

Head Games … The Monkey In My Head

Welcome to my monkey bar. Or, the monkey in my head. Yes, I do have a monkey in my brain. She hangs from bars and wings from trees and uses her toes to peel fruit. My monkey thinks it is spring. The trees are flowering and some are even getting their leaves. Crocuses and daffodils…

My Body

My Body I never leave home without it. Like my shadow, it stays with me. Sometimes, my body and I get along swimmingly. There are also times when we argue and then have to make up. In the whole scheme of things, I will take my body. After living 66 years inside it, I know…

To Heaven They Go

It is an unlikely pair, but pretty much in tandem, they both went to heaven this past week. Billy Graham and Mary McCurdy You know, I don’t talk about religion in a way that says, you need to believe this. It has never been my idea of a good time to put someone or what…

Spring and Flowers and Ruminating and Pimento Cheese Dip

Outside in our dirty dirt, still from winter, resting, getting ready to work, I see signs of spring and the return of that time of year when many things seem like a miracle. Among the dead shoots, spent leaves, brown stalk leftover from last summer, new growth is appearing. It is a good kind of…

Thoughts of Spring and Flowers and the Murder

The Burpee catalogue came. A few of the perennials are sprouting through old growth. The roses need pruning. And there is one side of the yard that is full of dog poop. I was just looking at the Burpee catalogue. It is a catalogue of dreams for me,just as sure as a catalogue of fabulous…

Life’s Too Short To Wear Matching Socks … Or A Bra

When I lived in Ohio, I taught a workshop for women called “Life’s Too Short To Wear Matching Socks.” It was a fun workshop to teach, but exhausting, psychologically. I used writing and art for women to tell their stories and talk about parts of their lives that needed to change. Wow. There is nothing…

The Balm

Because I am taking radiation, I have to rub a balm over my breast to protect the skin. If I don’t I increase the chances of the skin drying, getting a bit icky and rough. With the balm, it might happen anyway. But I do it to try to protect myself. This morning, my psyche…

We Are A Sick Society

This is a 9-11 moment. This is a time where we,as citizens, and the elected leaders of this country must stand up to the insane killings that are terrorizing our country. President Trump needs to get off Twitter and march in front of this nation, and lead this nation out of the mire of the…