The Particulars

BrockaHealth & Wellness, Mood Room, Relationships, WorkLeave a Comment

I’ve started and stopped this post a few times now. I wonder why a topic needs to be preplanned. What’s the subject, what will I write about?? I always review the ridiculously long drafts folder like any one will be the one, like ‘Done! That was easy!’ -but no, it’s not what I want to say now. I think about meeting a friend for a coffee/tea-cocktail-meal and how in this circumstance, we don’t come into the setting with a bullet point plan of what will be discussed. There is no agenda. You just show up. What we really want to do is show up. It’s not about having a plan and needing to know every detail and step to take … Read More

BrockaThe Particulars

Le Changement d’Heure

BrockaMood Room, WorkLeave a Comment

First attempt has already boiled over. I’ve cooled off and cleaned up the mess. Onto round 2. Cooking. Regarding the title, time change. In the dark now. I shouldn’t be rushing. I’ve just had a massage during a Sunday rainstorm; what’s more perfect? But I’m anxious, always thinking ahead. It serves me well and hinders me, equally. I wanted today’s post to be honest about my culinary fascination and experimentation -to admit how much I disdain the word foodie, the overly staged ubiquitous food pic on instagram, yet how I equally play, experiment, serve what I’ve performed in the kitchen. If you know me, it is my history. This post is only the commitment to Sunday posting. And now exemplifying … Read More

BrockaLe Changement d’Heure

Can You Hear Me Now

BrockaHealth & Wellness, Mood Room, RelationshipsLeave a Comment

–no question mark My last boss thought I interrupted him too much. I did. I broke the habit…around him. I cringed inside every time I heard myself do it. Our facial expressions would conform into the same shape simultaneously, as his frustration-fueled anger matched my internal disgust at not having nipped the terrible habit in the bud. When I interrupt you I’m being anxious, I’m excited. Know when I interrupt, it’s because I know where you are and I feel like I can anticipate where you are going. But it’s downright awful and rude, too; don’t get me wrong. I’ve become a  much better listener as I’ve gotten older. I really like mindfully paying attention. As simple as it sounds, it’s … Read More

BrockaCan You Hear Me Now

Perfume

BrockaMood Room, RelationshipsLeave a Comment

It’s funny. I’m not a perfume wearer. An occasional spritz. Similar to my lipstick wearing, I’m non committal. Frankly, perfume gags me. Especially the sweet stuff. A man who wears a sweetish cologne vexes me. A man should only smell cloyingly sweet if he’s a baker. I would prefer no person wear any recreational scent, but this blog has already covered pheromones, so I won’t get into it again. Really, a man should smell like a man. I have no problem telling even my mother, ‘yuck, roll the window down’ if we’re riding in the car together. Or calling her ahead and saying ‘I have a headache, please don’t wear perfume’. She’s religious about her use. She’s the one to … Read More

BrockaPerfume

Simply Said

BrockaArt, Mood RoomLeave a Comment

Hi. Say it like it is, don’t beat around the bush. A longer read can be a deterrent within our clickbait culture. Haven’t you noticed the trend in adding [how many minutes this takes to read] under article titles or bylines of stories and journalism; as if everyone’s time is so fucking precious…give me a break. I’ve always seen it as a challenge. You don’t know me or how quickly I read. Aside from this, I’ve personally lost a lot of faith in journalism. It often comes across as deliberately destructive or sensational. Just as more money doesn’t determine class: better words don’t necessarily make a better point. Attention is not the same as focus. #BrockaQuote Often when a point … Read More

BrockaSimply Said