Tag: dysfunction

All or Nothing is Usually Nothing

When I was in elementary school, we didn’t have school counselors. But someone must have got a grant or something, because there was a lady who came and I made the trek from my classroom–possibly fifth grade? I don’t recall–to

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Love To

I’d love to report some editing progress, but there hasn’t been any. I’d blame family obligations, but I know deep down even if I’d been home tonight, I’d just have sat here grousing at my friends in chat and trying

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The Olive Branch

Last night my friend called.  Well, his roommate.  This is a good thing.  There’s been a lot of not-speaking going on, and we’ve been friends a long time. So.  The whole tribe (there are three of us humans in the

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One Cloud is Lonely

That’s one way to say it.  There’s also, ‘when it rains, it pours.” My personal fave, I think though, is a simple “WTF???! Today was insane.  I-N-S-A-N-E.  Lost children, obnoxious parents, (yes, of course your kid didn’t ditch five days. 

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Does Not Compute

No computer at work, no brain at home.  What do you want?  It was an absolutely hideous day. I’ll say this–it is pretty damn pathetic when middle school parents can’t name one single teacher.  Seven teachers their kids have in

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Into a Vortex

“Does genius burn?”  That’s what Jo March’s family used to ask when she was writing frantically in Little Women.  That was my first exposure to how other writers lived, and I’ve never forgotten it.  Because I do it too.  Oh,

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Frustration is the Mother of Annoyance

Another long day of getting nothing accomplished, I swear.  Every five minutes, seemed like, someone needed something, and it was something only I could provide.  Argh! For once, though, I did not let my mother-in-law guilt me into driving her

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