Looking for Inspiration in an Insular World

I call myself a "recovering recluse" for a reason...I'm a work in progress on the social front. A VERY slow work in progress. Like pouring a bad concrete mix. Oh well. I suppose I'm wondering how to find inspiration beyond parks, pretty sunsets and cute puppies (or kitties, or sloths, or whatever else). I'm hoping … Continue reading Looking for Inspiration in an Insular World

The Harvey Diaries (Pt 3, 8/31/17): Isolation & Guilt from a Not-as-Affected Houston-Area Resident

DISCLAIMER: Written on 8/31/2017. This is the third and last Harvey entry because I got my internet back several hours after initially writing this thought entry. Any other Harvey-related news and info that I decide to post will be in real-time, not retro. This post is partially edited for privacy reasons. Part 1 (of 3) … Continue reading The Harvey Diaries (Pt 3, 8/31/17): Isolation & Guilt from a Not-as-Affected Houston-Area Resident

The Harvey Diaries (Pt 2, 8/30/17): Isolation & Guilt from a Not-as-Affected Houston-area Resident

I woke up after some restless sleep. I’m annoyed and a little freaked out because I heard that wind and rain getting worse (or maybe it was the wind shaking the rain out of the trees, I can’t be sure—no news or Doppler to speak of, dammit). Either way, I had some morbid half-asleep dreams...

2 days cut off from the outside world (thanks, Harvey) and I haven’t hung myself. Guess I’m not an internet addict…?

The landlines have been out since mid-Sunday. The power was out for about 16 hours and flickered a bit. My cellphone sucks and barely gets texts unless I turn it toward the window just right in not-so-windy weather (which cuts off calls, too). The cable was gone for two days, the Internet for nearly three. … Continue reading 2 days cut off from the outside world (thanks, Harvey) and I haven’t hung myself. Guess I’m not an internet addict…?