Bread Crumbs

I was thinking about leaving a written trail of bread crumbs for someone to find. A list of items, memoirs, notes and photographs that explained my actions. Then I remembered, my anonymous blog is a trail of bread crumbs. My crumbs drop behind me as I walk into the leaves the crunch swish of yellow…

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What is the cost?

How much does a back cost? Can you quantify the value of irreplaceable parts? I asked My Bear, "How much is my back worth? (deleting a bunch of extraneous replies...) "Really, can you put a value on the replacement cost of my back?" "Do you know how much I had to pay for the truck,…

Clear Water dreams

I keep having a dream that I'm lost on my way to my new home, driving around the curves and down into the valleys and around the bend until I drive into the water that is running across the road. The water becomes a lake and I fear how far I will have to swim…

The week’s trauma

He lost a father while I gained a son my eldest son alienated, my child, his youngest brother while gaining sympathy from the silent sentinel. His father planned for him to leave by any means. When I arrived Thursday ES was in handcuffs The goal being for him to snap. I forced them to remove…

I woke up from a nightmare

of undetermined content blurs of my ex, my children my terror. I had to wake up ES Reverie so he wouldn't be late for his graduation practice this morning I sent him an email. I couldn't remember where my phone was. Yesterday was not normal. I took Boy #1 and #2 to the pediatrician shots…

Suspend disbelief

"Yes, Early bird, I am twenty six and you are thirty six forever." Hteba assured her oldest friend. "EB, we were born with children who spawned from our hands (much tidier than Zeus.) I was still plump with my fairy child when I was born. Big hand syndrome I believe they called it years ago."…

Kick the Road

kicking aside the gel of life and tripping over the roadblocks I am trying to wade through this patch of angry crabgrass that is tangling with my ankles I planted this grass seed the label said, "Industrial, Fast Growing Mix for Northeastern States." It should have said, "For quicksand plant here!" I lifted my hand…