Hiding From Sleep

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Time ceases to exist here. It is after-hours and before hours. There was no planning to arrive; one simply shows up. No one has a name, but everyone is recognizable. You sense a familiarity, but that does not afford you the right to strike up conversation. And don’t take a seat with anyone outside of your circle. This place is both seedy and safe. You have entered a shared private place that is still trying to maintain secrecy.   The night is over, and you are wide awake. There is only one place to go. Your drive is navigable by a few streetlights. You take a long, mindless avenue towards downtown. Neighborhoods flash on either side until you have reached a dark … Read More

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Rage Room

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Has anger become the rage? For decades it seemed more contained, whether the private matter of a domestic dispute or a bar fight or a screaming fit in a boardroom. Of course there have always been protests and picket lines and road rage, but now we have more outlets and platforms to express. To not be judicious about one’s anger is to be childish. Uncontrolled anger is a sign of deeper issues requiring therapy; maybe a drug or alcohol problem. A year in lockdown was provoking, no doubt, but more people are short-fused and flying off the handle. I believe we all carry a little rage inside of us, though, either from being personally slighted or feeling it on behalf … Read More

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Good Sunday

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Hello again. It’s finally cold and that means bringing in the plants and knocking out some baking. It felt like I hadn’t properly baked in ages; though I’ve been enjoying a couple freshly made biscuits with my breakfast every Saturday morning for the last five weeks, those didn’t really count to me. I decided to do a mashup of a sour cream coffee cake and a German apple cake Apfelkuchen. Will double the streusel topping next time. I just don’t crave sweets in any way anymore. It’s sliced up in servings, wrapped thoroughly, and hanging out in my freezer till the actual mood to eat on it strikes. In unrelated fashion news, I’ve been a huge fan of Victoria Beckham‘s … Read More

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Photo Diary of August’18

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What a sped up month. I have no complaints. Took small steps and general headway on personal goals; work is trying to be more interesting while I’m simultaneously more diligent about my outside-of-the-office pursuits. In and out of town friends came and went; lunches, dinners, cocktails and conversations; long walks afterwards. I let myself really rest some too. And crazy enough, I went on a legit blind date. As in, I didn’t even google the guy, had no idea what he looked like other than the explanation from a broker at the office. This alone feels exceptional since it’s certainly not the swipe this way or that and internet stalking that pervades us. For the record, I’m on no dating … Read More

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Documentation of May 2018

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The heat, the hustle, the routine, the general quiet. No complaints, just an observation. I have been relatively slammed. I had thought I’d merry the month of May with June as for book documentation, because I only happened to enjoy two authors during the entire month. Not two books, but two authors. There was certainly more to the month in the guise of general pop culture; there’s merit in distinguishing it. Can I just say, I’m not a big television watcher or movie goer at all. The last movie I went to was Darkest Hour about Churchill; and it was the first I’d seen in over a year. I feel the same sentiment about website subscriptions. As much as I … Read More

BrockaDocumentation of May 2018