BuzzFreed

It’s one of those days that looks nice when you gaze out the window, all bright and clear as a gentle wind moves the green leaves. Then you step outside and the thick heat assaults you. On the short walk to the post office, I’m glad I’m wearing a white shirt and not a gray…

Dance Break

Another candle on the cake. Time for everyone’s favorite annual event… It’s a tradition on a particular day in June. I check the path to make sure it’s clear of hazards then I’m ready. From the top, I start out strong, something with a good beat. Maybe Praise You by Fatboy Slim or Britney ‘s…

Taking Cover

Alright, I confess, I hate them. Those pale, flimsy fabric bonnets. Why would anyone speaking for themselves wear one? When I would watch Little House on the Prairie, I didn’t understand the point of wearing the brimless, lacey ones. No refuge from the rain. The dust was not deterred. I figured hair ribbons would have been…

Health Care First

In my babysitter days, inevitably I faced a problem. Splitting resources like desserts led to fights. Until I discovered a way around it: make one kid the cutter and the other one the chooser. Problem solved. When you prepare for others what you must consume, servings even out. In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a…

The Jaws of Strife

Living with a disability means unexpected complications pop up like tulips in the spring sunshine. But, disability doesn’t own the market of inconvenience. Problems are part of life. I was at work the other day updating accounts and preparing lawsuits. I remove staples by habit as duplicates are required in a legal office and staples…