Huckleberry Friend

We're after the same…

Ennui: a lack of spirit, enthusiasm or interest. Are you suffering from a case of ennui-enza? Do you feel resentful of others’ adventures and successes? Do you seriously (we’re talking dread) lack motivation to do one more errand, one more carpool run? Are the outdoors merely something to rush through from car to door? In …

Continue reading

C-rack! the falling acorns strike the rooftop like bullets, one every minute or so. When it’s windy, semi-automatic nut-fire makes my HSD (Highly Sensitive Dog) duck under the nearest chair. The oak’s offerings inform me to make like a squirrel and get busy. It’s a call to arms: Write harder, truer, bigger. Autumn makes me …

Continue reading

You may think I’m fancy, me with my Huff Post articles and all. But I promise you, Arianna has no idea who I am. I have not arrived. But I’d like to, preferably before my carpal tunnel gets worse or too many potential readers leave the country, as they’ve threatened to if they don’t like Election …

Continue reading

note: This post originally appeared in the Huffington Post on October 14. You can leave a comment there or LIKE it using FB (which would help me with the HP editor-gods).    “‘Cause now we’ve got bad blood You know it used to be mad love…” ~ Taylor Swift My 6S and I, we’re having …

Continue reading

Get Behind Me, Boredom! I’ve been afflicted lately, as we settle into a quiet house sans-twins, of the deadliest sin of all: boredom. There’s no excuse for it, really. I confess my restlessness to the spouse. “Thank you Lord,” he teasingly pray-scolds over dinner, “For this good, plentiful food—and that we don’t live on a backstreet in …

Continue reading