Author Archives: crashinglessons

One page a day

Procrastination is time consuming. I’ve kept putting off the yucky editing that needs to happen, so finally I committed to one page a day at minimum. If I’m slow, that will take me 219 days of working on the novel. … Continue reading

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Don’t give me that line

The patient held up his hand with an indecipherable sound. I looked down to see him holding up his IV line like a bloody trophy. He was so proud of himself for getting it entirely out of his neck, looking … Continue reading

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It won’t happen again

What a joy to wake up with a bit of energy and excitement, ready to implement some ideas that have been churning around for a while. Something about not sleeping well for endless nights, until finally I hit a break … Continue reading

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Aural equivalents

Headphones on, lying on the floor with only the Christmas tree lights on. Listening to any music I can find that feels like the aural equivalent of warm caramel being poured over me. Taking some moments to feel gratitude for … Continue reading

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Touch Deprivation, part 1243

In an embarrassing little twist, my housemate told me a story where the punchline was someone getting treating for a porn addiction. *sigh* I had wondered if she was monitoring the wifi connection (my paternal unit was very paranoid, I … Continue reading

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Lost without stillness

In less than a generation, we’ve become a society of people walking around with a phone glued in front of our faces. It’s eerie, weird, disturbing, even though smart phones are super convenient – like a portable library of Alexandria … Continue reading

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Alternatives

My Lyft driver tonight was remarking with envy on my single, childless life. Marriage can be hard, and kids are expensive; no matter how wonderful they are or aren’t, there’s the physical struggle of being able to afford all the … Continue reading

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Next time I fall

And there it is again, blowing in on that cold winter wind. I try to ignore it, combat it with proactive, pay-it-forward actions. Today I gave some money and warm coffee cake to a Street Roots vendor, and I start … Continue reading

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Heaven isn’t enough

What happens when threats of hell and promises of heaven are no longer enough to inspire good behavior in societies? Religions have huge problems, but some of the basic tenets are vital – they’re different versions of rules for humans … Continue reading

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A fine state of affairs

I think about dating again and I just can’t. I’ve had too many horrific other things happen to me by men in my past, and it’s more than I can bear – at the moment – to have to go … Continue reading

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