Maison De Bruhn

We bought a new house in East Tacoma. It’s a 4 bedroom, 3 bath place. It’s in a planned community put together by DH Horton. One of my favorite things is that after paying a not too bad HOA, the grounds are maintained.      See the sign that says “Sales Office”? This house was the model…

LMKWICD

LMKWICD is an acronym for “Let me know what I can do”, and it’s a super sweet sentiment. I know you mean the very best when you say it. I appreciate it and I appreciate you. But when it comes to grieving, it’s sort a solo adventure. At least for me. What you can for…

Grief is a gift

Grief is like alcohol, it will affect people physiologically in similar ways, but how it’s expressed varies from person to person and their psychological profile. I recognize that I’m in mourning for my mother who is currently being kept alive by machines. It’s to me to fly over there and release her. And I’m working on…

Dodging The Maw

What if you just stopped dreaming big and settled with your day to day stuff? Your job, your meals, your TV, your Video Games, your goddamned commute. Every day. Path of Least Resistance. For you it’s not Good enough though is it? That’s the pablum that they want you to stuff yourselves with and you’ve…

The Bus Sage in Alaska

My better half and I wandered Fairbanks Alaska and got provisions at Walmart, including a pair of five dollar boots that saved Sharon from taking even more unforgiving spills. For some reason we decided not to rent a car and took the local bus instead. After a brief discussion with the clerk (Do you know…

Served You Right

It had been a hard day, she pulled a double for her BFF Jill because Jillybean was sick (or hungover). After all, she could always use the hours. She waited patiently for the bus, it sidled up to her, the doors gently wheezed open and she gingerly strode forward. Suddenly a young man with a…

Fractional Me

I wrote some fiction for two characters in a Mage game that I found myself in. I thought I should share it somewhere other than Facebook, lest it get lost. You got it wrong, we didn’t break up because she wanted me to do something wrong, per se. We broke up because she wanted me to…