Never as easy as it sounds….

Two days in to July. Easy so far, given we haven’t done a.single.thing….However, as we emerge into the world, to the grocery, restaurants, it will get harder. Remember I mentioned my niece who does day 28, well turns out she also does day 17 except when traveling. As we shared space for a few days,Continue reading “Never as easy as it sounds….”

When we were so proud….

Remember when we were all buying plastic bottles that were PBA free? We felt we were helping our bodies, helping the environment. We were proud. Alas it was short lived. As is needed, the environmental ante has been upped. Poor turtles with a straw in their nose got our attention, as did all the seaContinue reading “When we were so proud….”

Raising Parents

I remember the first time I felt I had slipped into an alternate universe. A universe in which my siblings and I were parents and my dad was the child. Not because my dad had lost his faculties; he had every last one of them. Rather we found ourselves questioning the wisdom and safety ofContinue reading “Raising Parents”

It could be yesterday…

June 4th… one year of acclimating after North shifted to another realm. Our neighbors hear him howl, still. Zoey, our 14 year old dat (not a typo), was born in June but we have no specific date. Henceforth, her birthday is June 4th. She continues to do her best being our watch cat. We realizedContinue reading “It could be yesterday…”

Check Your Privilege

Many people are confused by, or triggered by, what it means to be privileged. Check your privilege they say. Just to push that social experience of not talking for a week, I decided to experience the laundromat. Of course I have been to laundromats; I mean, I went to college. I have returned periodically forContinue reading “Check Your Privilege”

Emerging from the Cone of Silence-finale

The alarm sounding at the end of 168 hours was glorious! But hey, at least this hourly countdown was not as horrific as James Franco’s cutting his hand off in 127 Hours. Hmmm…what other number based connections can I make….OH, it was not as titillating as 9 1/2 weeks, much more interesting than 21 Grams.Continue reading “Emerging from the Cone of Silence-finale”

Deeper Beneath the Cone of Silence-

I have most of 4 days under my belt. The hours of continued silence have decreased from 168 to 58. It’s a true social experiment, particularly coming from a Speech Pathologist. I have told people I will either be a blabbering dolt talking completely unfiltered or I will be peaceful as shit. Jury is stillContinue reading “Deeper Beneath the Cone of Silence-“

Beneath the Cone of Silence

Yesterday I had this little thing done called a direct microlayngoscopy with micro flap excision… or vocal fold polyp removal. It results in 168 hours of no voicing…no talking, no outloud laughing, no coughing or throat clearing. Currently I am 20 hours in so only 148 remaining. A friend reminded me I shouldn’t count 8Continue reading “Beneath the Cone of Silence”

The Unanticipated Path

I was in high school when earth Day became a thing. A long long time ago in a gymnasium far far away, I recall watching a student play about the last flower on earth. Growing up rurally the love of nature was established early. Ten acres of idle apple trees, a large garden yielding plattersContinue reading “The Unanticipated Path”

Seems like forever

I have been mostly retired for the past couple of years. A couple speech-language clients here, a short term speech subbing job there. I start a new one tomorrow. Seriously, only have to work 8 1/2 days…. I am looking forward to it but I thought I should put together a post because yes, it’sContinue reading “Seems like forever”