Creative Non-Fiction

Another day

HUMAN BEINGS MAKE LIFE SO INTERESTING. DO YOU KNOW, THAT IN A UNIVERSE SO FULL OF WONDERS, THEY HAVE MANAGED TO INVENT BOREDOM. (Death) ~Terry Pratchett, Hogfather I wanted to write about Birthdays today. I’ve been wanting to for just about the past two weeks. The thing is, I can’t think of what to write. I

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I ran away from home once.

I wrote this up July 6, 2012, but I thought I would share it here too. I ran away once. It was my baby sitter’s home. She was this mean woman who took care of me and my sister along with her kids. The youngest, (my age) was named Benny and he used to wet

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Eggs and Code lack the personal touch

I have this recurring daydream running through my head. Standing in the desert, wearing all white. A blue sky overhead, no clouds. Bright sun, but it’s shining in such a way that it casts no shadows. The warm brown/beige sand stretches on into infinity. My hands are cupped in front of me, full of sand.

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A bridged gap

It started Wednesday afternoon, with a photo of four people standing outside an apartment building. Smiling faces, huddled together for a selfie. It launched a 2400 mile trip that spans 5 days, culminating after 1200 miles and a visit with a friend unseen since Christmas. An early birthday present, combined with a miniature vacation. The

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Tooth Work

There may be nothing so frustrating as having to get your teeth worked on shortly after moving. I recently moved to New York, and chipped a tooth on Sunday. There was moderate pain, so Monday morning I called a dentist and set up an appointment. The dentist is about a block away from my apartment,

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Garlic

My hands currently smell of garlic. I’ve just put in the first course of my Thanksgiving meal. It is a personal recipe I’ve put together for green bean casserole. But first my morning started off lazy. I didn’t do much; I stayed in bed until 7:30, then I got up and watched some TV while

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Wedding Ceremony

Dearly Beloved, We are gathered here today to celebrate the decision of two of our loved ones. Leif, Meegan… you’ve taken the first step into a larger world. But it is dangerous to go alone, so please take this. The decision to take a relationship to

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On Desires

There are things I sometimes desire, but can’t fully articulate how to get to them. These situations frustrate me to no end. One such desire I regularly have is the desire to code or write something. Writing is significantly easier to do, because I can get the fix by writing about anything. I don’t need

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Every Day

I’ve been trying to work on writing something by hand in my journal every day. I have a portable one that I write a single page entry in, and I have another covered in a houndstooth design that I have two entries in. The project has been… interesting. I’ve only spent about a week writing

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A Night’s Walk

I wanted to go for a walk. These urges occasionally strike me, and I try to indulge them when I can. If I don’t, I tend to feel very restless and unsatisfied. Ulterior Motive: I wanted a chocolate bar. So at 1:45 in the morning, I get ready to go for a walk. I grab

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