Hope for a cure. But live for today.
Cocoa and her 15th birthday present. I think she likes him. :) I’ll admit it…. I’m not settled with the idea that my dog won’t live forever. I won’t even acknowledge that she’s actually “old”; my mom makes fun of me. “That dog is 105 years old — she’s an old lady! No wonder she sleeps so much.” Could be. Or, it’s...
Cocoa is a Chow-German Shepherd mix. No wonder we get along so well. This was back when her collar was way too big, and we had to keep fixing it. It was the smallest collar the store had. She was 3 pounds, 3 ounces when we first adopted her from the animal shelter.
Taking a Trip
On Saturday afternoon, I was minding my own business, watching the first 15 minutes of “The Passenger” at a favorite theatre. In walks the Late Couple. You know them well. They creep down the aisle like scared children, clutching each others’ arms and whispering about where to sit. Depending on how long it takes for their eyes to adjust, and how finicky they are about their...
My favorite mix CD is my iPod.
Life is unfair. You put someone first who puts you...
Never make someone a priority who makes you an option…. or whatever the corresponding quote is. I’m sleepy.
My ex-best friend was usually on the brink. I was always deep-down scared that she was going to die young, at her own hand or the abuse of a “soulmate” or because of ill health. In 2008, she was hospitalized with a mysterious ailment that filled her lungs and nearly killed her. I visited her almost every night after work, while her boyfriend Mitch looked after her during the day. ...
How we really began...
The following emails were between my ex-best friend and I. We met as friends on an online diary network in 2002, and commented on each others’ lives from time to time. Then, I fell behind in my reading, and when I’d caught up, she’d had a miscarriage and was contemplating suicide. She begged “anyone who cares” to write to her to give her a reason to live. I...
Anyone remember this from the Garden State website? You basically tried to find a picture of you doing something “original” (but not too embarrassing) that would stand out among the thousands of others. Yes, I emailed mine to myself so it wouldn’t get lost…. and I also knew that section of the site wouldn’t last. This is me in my mom’s room, pretending to...