• My Thoughts on the World

    Sometimes I wonder if Climate Change is real

    A Life in Crisis I have lost count of the number of people who ask me, with a puzzled face, why I don’t do something with my life. Sometimes they go so far as to tell me that I am “wasting my life”, the full catastrophe of my present condition laid out in front of my eyes, without anesthetic. The last time this happened, it came courtesy of a new co-worker, who then proceeded to tell me all about her sister in law. How could you have been in this country for 13 years and still be “here”, meaning “in this cafe”? “My sister in law is Chinese, she came…

  • Personal Practice

    Weekly Log #93: Broken, broken, broken

    My weekly ritual for looking at the week that was. Oh, my poor, poor neglected log, on my poor, poor neglected website. To match my poor, poor neglected life. I went through a really rough couple of weeks, but I believe I’m better now. Maybe. I’m going to call this a “truce log”, and it shall serve as a stand in for all the weeks I did not log. I spent one week crying. That’s no exaggeration. I had my period and *all the despair* and I did nothing but cry and watch Netflix. On top of that I had the most horrific days at work, on a level I…