Design Flaws

It was hard for me to figure it out. I watched clips on YouTube. I google image searched. Finally I decided the miracle cherry pie from theTwin Peaks diner appears to be a plain double crust and therefore would not be the perfect image for today’s post. Instead, you can probably find it near you…

Droop, Droop Ba-Doop

“Your eyes are closed.” I hear this after someone snaps a photo. Especially when the snapper gives no countdown and I’m unprepared. No controlled breath with eyes closed, blink open, and smile. Also, I naturally smile with squinty eyes, enjoying a mid-laugh, not worrying about having the poised, deer-in-the-headlights plastic face I notice others adopt….

Administering Eye Drops

Have you tried to give yourself or someone else eye drops? It’s kind of a pain. You position yourself then you realize the light isn’t right and you move and you try to dole out a drop and you miss and a dribble of liquid rolls down the cheek. You reposition and re-aim and the…

Taster’s Choice

I don’t want to scare anyone. There could be strong reactions, troubling thoughts, intermittent nightmares after reading this. Everyone loves food, but favorite foods aren’t universal. Foods I love, you think are disgusting. Foods you obsess over, I hate. Taste preferences determine favorites. But cravings–those campaigns of flavor–they’re different from favorite foods. You don’t pick…

A Desert in Mayberry

I struggle. I pause and breathe and try again, slow and steady. This time it works. It’s getting harder for me to open my eyes when I wake up. Not from limited rest, but from the warm, dehydrating air rising from radiators, baseboard heaters, and pretty much any indoor heat source except my cat. My…