Squalls and Storms

Here I go again, up to my fucking eyeballs in life lessons, challenges and growth. I love it and I hate it. It comes in waves, like a gentle sprinkle on a warm spring day. Or, it comes in a torrent like a violent desert storm. Life lessons come in all shapes and sizes, just…

Role Reversal

I am currently in a situation that, while new to me, is not new in our culture or American society. I have been overwhelming my penpal with emails. When I have a lot of emotions and energy that has no immediate outlet, I turn to pen and paper. This is my pattern. This is what…

When I’m 64

“Will you still need me? Will you still feed me?  When I’m 64?” So asked the Beatles way back when.  I am currently 57 (not yet 64) and tonight I met  two iconic women. I am so honored to have talked with them and I can only wish to be half the women they are. …

Clothes

The clothes make the man. Beauty is on the inside.  The emperors’ new clothes.  Such are some of the euphemisms related to clothes. You know, those things we adorn to: 1) hide our body, 2) protect ourselves from the elements, 3) uniquely express our individuality or even demonstrate a common bond with others. So simple…

The 6th Dryer Ball

It has been over two years. I have traveled thousands of miles. I have carried with me five of six dryer balls. Then, out of nowhere, as I was finalizing my exit from Washington, closing this last loop of my life, the sixth dryer ball appeared. What a message that sent. In April of 2019,…

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Here we go again! I moved out of Washington. I am 100% in Texas. I have no tangible ties anywhere else. I am reunited with my “stuff”. I feel complete and more at peace. This part is DONE! It took me months of planning, a couple thousand miles, days of driving, and weeks of preparation. It…

Way Out Here

A couple ladies came in to the store. They asked about our little area of the Park and commented on the heat. Yeah, well, 112* IS fucking hot! Many of the tourists are curious about those of us that live and work here. Often visitors want to connect and chat during our transactions or during…

Two Year Landmark

It has been over two years since I started my journey. It has been longer since I came to the realization of what would make me truly happy. I am so grateful and humbled and excited to still be out here, still on an adventure, and still living life on my terms. I have talked…

The News

A friend and I were talking the other night. We were chatting away and he starts commenting on current events. One is the COVID vaccine and the other a recent mass murder in a grocery store in Colorado. Did I see this on the news? Was I aware of what was happening? What are my…

More on the Box

A few months ago I wrote about a friendly fitness challenge that was presented to me. It was jumping up on this metal frame square thing in my local gym, affectionately called “the box”. My work out buddy at the time jumped on and off this thing like it was not even a thing. The…