Tag Archives: holidays

My Current Reality Bites

I’ve spent the past few days hunkered down, recovering from the holidays. I’ve stayed in bed until nearly noon the past three days, surrounded by cats. My refuge from reality. My trip to Houston was overwhelming. I arrived to pick … Continue reading

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Where the Cat Is

A few weeks ago, I mentioned to a work colleague that my family had made it through an entire year without any calamities. No one had died. No one had any serious health issues. If I were a superstitious sort, … Continue reading

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Mushroom Baby

Family time has always been a mixed bag for me. (Which makes me unique amongst my readers, I’m sure.)¬†On Thanksgiving, I’d drive down to Houston in the morning, have dinner with my family, and drive back to Austin in the … Continue reading

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Not a creature was stirring, not even an asshole.

What a fucked up Christmas Eve. One of my nephews, the son of my deceased brother, stopped by briefly to pick up his brother (now living in my mom’s garage apartment, along with the son of my alcoholic brother) on … Continue reading

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