I’m proud of myself today even though it was a trying one. The jaw surgery is behind me. It was minimally invasive and uneventful. The doc used a tiny scope and instruments the size of knitting needles to clean out the arthritic tissue. The recovery has gone better than expected, too. I could not ask… Continue reading Structural and Emotional Improvements
Welp, a lot went right and a some went wrong today. Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Peanut butter and pretzels it is tonight while I write. Today I confirmed that my hearing loss has progressed in both ears. My tinnitus has increased on the right side… Continue reading Ears, Jaws, and Yoga: Postcards from the End of the Week
I have been nominated for best publication in the poetic category by Spillwords. The poem is republished below. The link to vote for me is here. Scroll down this page to find “Hyannis Harbor, 2007.” I hate promoting things like this, but I do love writing and Spillwords is such a great place for writers… Continue reading Rock The Vote @Spillwords
I used to hate poetry, but now I write it. Sometimes …sparingly. Some of it has been published on Spillwords.com, some of it remains in notebooks and journals. Most of it I wrote during college. My practice has been growingly irregular due to the need to write blog posts and PR copy. There are… Continue reading I Used To Hate Poetry, But Now I Write It
I deeply care about other people. I want to help others because it is the best way I know how to get out of my head and place some space between me and my physical ailments. Most of the time it works, while other times it does not and you just have to find a… Continue reading Found Words, Finding Peace
Many writers, creatives, and journalists like to look back on their year of work and reflect back on its impact. Below are the top seven blog posts grouped by category. I am so blessed to be able to tell other people’s stories, to bring them out of the shadows and into the sunlight for… Continue reading Best Writing of 2018
My whole world revolves around a piece of plastic. Every morning, after I had my breakfast and made my tea, I retreat to my closet to get dressed. The final touches of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and perfume are all made in my closet, too. These final moments of my morning ritual are sacred. The… Continue reading Three Years!
I barely got out of September unscathed. I say barely because I am up at 6:05AM with inflamed sinuses and tinnitus that could rival the warning tone on many home alarm systems. Thank God for white noise. I’d like to get my jaw fixed, which is causing all this nonsense, but some sadistic being in… Continue reading My September Grind & Jaw Surgery Update
Hello, my name is Kara and I am a Jackie Bradley Jr. apologist. I’ve been a fan since 2013. I thought he was the next coming of Christ that year as he had his way at Spring Training, the minors, and then the Red Sox. His defensive ability is unparalleled, at times he is a… Continue reading Should the Red Sox Keep Bradley Jr.?
A major factor in the success of the 2013 #RedSox team was Farrell’s use of the AAA Pawtucket team, which that year was stocked. Farrell had his faults, but he did do that well in 2013. There was a consistent ebb and flow of guys going up to the bigs and down to the AAA… Continue reading Red Sox, Their Farm System, and Their Fate in 2018