rowing harder.

On June 22, Angela Madsen, phenomenal, fearless woman, Paralympian, marine vet, died at sea, attempting to row the Pacific from California to Hawaii alone. She knew the risk, she wanted to go, she went. The documentarian and her crew who were recording Angela's efforts - and have since announced that, per the wishes of Angela... Continue Reading →

some spoonie truths.

Today, I started my day sobbing. I misstepped on Sunday - a small one that a normal person wouldn't even have taken note of - and some of the broken bones in my right foot shifted more - making them worse and much more painful suddenly. Since then, between the foot and scheduled appointments, I... Continue Reading →

the land of almost

I'm up really early this morning getting ready to return for my follow up appointment with my orthopedist from the surgery 12 days ago that helped to save my life - and I don't say that lightly. before & after Looking at the photos of my - misdiagnosed - left foot, before and after, honestly... Continue Reading →

a time to just tell it all.

You will come to know things that can only be known with the wisdom of age and the grace of years. Most of those things have to do with forgiveness. - Cheryl Strayed Plenty of humans are monstrous, and plenty of monsters know how to play at being human. - V. A. Vale For many... Continue Reading →

my 2 year soberversary.

Shortly after midnight last night, this popped up on my phone:   Going alcohol free is still absolutely one of the best decisions I have ever made. My second year of sobriety has been a been a beautiful one for sure, with adventures great and small. I've been on some wonderful road trips:   And... Continue Reading →

writer life. 🖤

I'm in the midst of writing a LONG post - that I expect to finish after a fabulous outing tonight. It's taking quite awhile - and it's going to set some folks hair on fire. But you know what? My dreams growing up were to be a writer and to work for social justice. And... Continue Reading →

oh, the anxiety.

I can't sleep tonight. The anxiety disorder that plagues me more often than I care to admit is running amok and I am having the worst time trying to get a handle on it. As y'all know, I've had the flu-y flu flu - and it's lingering. My temp continues to randomly shoot up -... Continue Reading →

so so many gratitudes.

It's Thanksgiving morning and I just woke from a long-ish winter's nap (five or so hours?) and I'm sitting here next to a snoring Wonderpup and we are all wrapped up in our toastys because it's actually cold this morning (I love it when cold holidays actually are - never a sure thing in Alabama,... Continue Reading →

ladies, alcohol addiction is drowning us.

Yesterday, this article was published in USA Today with all sorts of truly terrible news related to alcohol addiction, particularly in women: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2018/11/16/alcohol-deaths-emergency-room-increase-middle-aged-women-addiction-opioids/1593347002/ PLEASE take a few minutes to read it if you can. There are several things in it I feel like I must talk about, that have been heavy on my heart since... Continue Reading →

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