Sometimes things get thrown out and around and about so fast, trying to keep up could give a person whiplash. Other times, things get knocked about rhythmically, like tennis or ping pong balls. They’re easy to follow; the neck can swivel gently. Then, there are boomerangs.
Size doesn’t matter. Yet, even aside from Sumo wrestlers, basketball players, and American football linebackers, some people just take up more space than others. These are the people who can’t be ignored and who, generally, won’t “just go away,” either. They might be big or small, but they’re all larger than life.
One impactful, epic, or soul-searing event can lead to a strong, clear, and lasting memory. More often, it is a collection of small occurrences that lead to remembrances that lead to a strong, lasting feeling or memory of a place or creature. With Melanie, it is a mixture of both that make up our collective […]
Years ago, David Attenborough produced a documentary that included some wee, shaking, fast eating, fast sleeping rodent (or something very rodent-ish). That little creature’s rest cycle was high-speed and dizzying, yet it did rest between munching mouthfuls of grain. Human sleep cycles are much longer than that little mousie’s. Not only that, humans have bad […]
If the name Tootie transports you back to the 1980s, rife with oversized shirts, New Wave music, and BIG HAIR, you’re probably thinking of a very specific Tootie. You’re likely thinking of a specific TV show, one that introduced some of us to the concept of prep schools and their requisite uniforms. That particular show […]
They say you can’t go home again, and mostly that’s true. You can visit the place where you grew up, but your house will seem smaller somehow, and there will be a new shopping center where the roller rink used to be, and everything is familiar but just a few inches to the left of […]
Fridays are spectacular. Full stop. No arguments. On Fridays, we get to wrap up the week. On Fridays, we get to start looking toward the weekend. Even for those who work on the weekend, there is a shift in the weekly rhythm. Mondays through Thursdays, the world plays one song. Saturdays and Sundays, songs and […]
We all have those things that we carry with us daily. Some of them are physical, like cell phones, house keys, and lip balm (there is no such thing as too much lip balm). Other things we carry are far lighter, because they aren’t things at all. They are ideas. Although they are lighter, ideas […]
Peanut butter and jelly might just be passe. No judgment here if that’s your comfort food nod to your youth – prior, current, or continuing. Enjoy your jammy jawfuls. However, I have it on good authority that peanut butter and fluff, a.k.a. fluffernutter, is de rigueur (I will neither confirm nor deny an ever so […]
Growing up, there were many things I took for granted. The best music groups were playing rock and roll or New Wave or were either Michael Jackson or Prince; TV dinners were still a thing that everybody ate and nobody understood (what was that dessert thing? Was it supposed to be cherry cobbler?); Harrison Ford […]