Navigating the Storm: Reflections on Love, Loss, and the Essence of Life

It’s been a few weeks since I last shared my thoughts on the situation with a certain someone, and I must admit that the path forward has not been as smooth or straightforward as I had initially hoped. The sense of peace and freedom I once felt has been tested, and I’ve come to realize … Read more

Toxic People: 12 Things They Do and How to Deal with Them

We have all had toxic people dust us with their poison. Sometimes it’s more like a drenching. Difficult people are drawn to the reasonable ones and all of us have likely had (or have) at least one person in our lives who have us bending around ourselves like barbed wire in endless attempts to please … Read more


This story was written by an unknown author and was retrieved from my old Zenith Data System 386 laptop in 1997.   Everyone in the apartment complex I lived in knew who Ugly was. Ugly was the resident tomcat. Ugly loved three things in this world: fighting, eating garbage, and, shall we say, love. The … Read more