Self Diagnosis

“You shouldn’t take things so personally.” I’ve heard this phrase too many times in my lifetime. I always thought it was my fault for letting people get to me, maybe even a weakness that I had to work on. You see, I have this tendency to read the tiniest cues or facial expressions and sense…

Taking a Pause in Perpetual Movement

Dear friends who are concerned that I have seemingly disappeared this week, This fast-paced, continuously connected world leaves me spinning, dizzy, and frazzled. Everyone is in perpetual motion, always on the go. Overstimulated and in want of instant gratification. Picture-perfect worlds cropped to the hairline, flawlessly manicured lives that are meant to stir up jealousy…

alone at the movies

Yesterday morning, I felt invigorated. Well-rested. Eager to end the holiday weekend with a relaxing, well-spent day. And then things happened. $#@% happened. My brother, who was diagnosed with autism at a young age, usually does pretty well now that he’s in his twenties. But when he does have an episode, boy, does he have…

Poeming Again–“Table for One”

she’s sitting at a table for one alone in a crowded room watching the whirling couples go by as they dance in the light of the moon she’s weary of waiting, of watching in silence from the shadows on the outside looking in a snowglobe filled with people in love separated by invisible glass as…