Under Pressure

I’ve been singing this in my head for months.  It just seemed appropriate for today’s post. After several months, I had my appointment with a neurologist. Finally. At issue here is the cause(s) of my violent and painful headaches.  My primary physician wrote them off as mere migraines, but as someone who’s had those painful…

Incomplete Projects

It’s been a long time since I’ve sat to write. I’d apologize – again – but honestly, I’m thinking that this is my new normal.  I’ve got a lot to do and no time in which to do it.  I mean, the only reason I’m putting pixels-to-page is because I don’t feel like doing any…

Through the Looking Glass, pt. 2

Where did I leave off? Oh yeah . . . that pie . . . Well, my sister and I have a habit of sending each other recipes.  A few years ago, we were in the midst of a conversation and I mentioned that I have two African-American cookbooks, but neither were modern.  In fact,…

Through the Looking Glass

A month.  That’s how long I’ve been gone from here. A month. At one point, I was writing at least three times a week, but no more.  Gone are the days of me thinking that such a thing is even possible – why is that?  I have ideas, but I don’t have the energy or…

A “Better” Person

Got up this morning and my phone weather app said it was 71ºF at 7:30 am.  That’s not with the humidity factored in – do that, and it was allegedly 80ºF. At 7:30 am! The day hasn’t even started yet and it’s already burning me up. Of course, Accuweather is predicting rain, but it’s clear…

The Medical Detective

It’s been two weeks since my medical exam and I’ve yet to hear anything about it.  I know that I’m not the only patient there, but you’ve got to be kidding me.  The only thing that I’m confident about as of this writing is that I’m not in any immediate mortal danger (although, the night…

Sunday Musings

Remember my afternoon in the ER six weeks ago? Remember how I’d mentioned that my physician wanted me to take a follow up exam? That happened Friday.  Six weeks later.  I should complain, but I won’t because I know that I’m not the only person on earth with problems.  I’m fortunate in the sense that…

Looking Forward

Recently, I was talking with my sister about who-knows-what. At some point, she asked me why I did something, and I immediately launched into what was to be a lengthy discussion – a history, if you will – of why I had a certain viewpoint.  I went back to the beginning, describing the scene, the…

Butting In

I awoke this morning to a rather hostile text. You see, three weeks ago, I began following a blogger (whom I won’t identify).  I have no clue how our paths intersected, but I know that what caught my attention were the photographs she posted on her page.  I tend to like moody or emotionally charged…

Slow News Day

It’s been two weeks, and surprisingly . . . I still don’t have much to say. That’s not to say that things haven’t been happening to me.  I’m still a bit peeved about that eight-hour ER visit, and the fact that I’ll have to wait another two weeks to take an examination that my physician…

Midsummer Thoughts

It’s been a month since my last post, and while I hate these long breaks, I have to confess that it wasn’t entirely my fault. You see, I started new posts – 13 of them, to be exact – and each one was shelved because it was just too hot to sit down and write. …

Father’s Day

Daddy Furious died several years ago – something that I’m pretty sure that I’ve mentioned once or twice on this blog.  As a result, and the fact that I am not a parent myself, I tend not to think too much about Father’s Day.  Typically, it’s not until a week or two later after it’s…