Dismiss assumptions. Reject ‘Known Facts’. Fearlessly research. Objectively analyze. Judge. Act.

A Bright New Star Shines In Heaven

On June 30th, 2019, after a mercifully-brief and terribly unforgiving illness, Denise passed away in a hospital bed somewhere in Brooklyn New York. I don’t know when she was born, I don’t know where in Brooklyn she lived, I never met her in person… no idea what she looked like… and I never talked to […]

Perception v. Reality

So Begins the category I have lovingly named “Hattie Matters” in honor of this gray little bundle of love and terror that came into mine and Daisy’s life in October of 2018. My great-grandmother’s name, for reference purposes, was Harriet. She was born in the late 1800s and lived the bulk of her proud Appalachia […]

A Beached Hermit

As I write this, the temperatures outside hover in the 20s and 30s and the ground is covered with a thin layer of snow and ice.

A Necessarily – Amiss Christmas Missive

Editor’s note: This was first published back on Christmas Eve of 2009. The world was a dramatically different place back then. Accordingly, it has been nuanced over the years since its first publication. The message it intends to convey, however, is timeless.