• The Kind of Person I Wish I Were

    Hey Darling Ones, I desperately wish I were the kind of person who, after going through something something tragic, like, you know, a debilitating stroke that leaves you basically disabled and wondering if you’ll ever get your life & body back would come out the other side as a person…

  • Stroke Me Day 275: Slowly Destroying My Life

    Hello Darling Ones, Today is December 6th. I’m exactly 51.5 years old and it’s been nine months since the shitty, shitty stroke. Nothing is new. My vision is still garbage. My brain still thinks my right side weighs a ton and is convinced every second of every day that I’m…

  • The End of Our Journey

    Hi Darling Ones, Yesterday I graduated Occupational Therapy. Or as K, my therapist said, “we reached the end of our journey.” Then we both made puke faces. She got me. Before my journey ended, she gave me all the tests she gave me back in July. I did much better.…

  • Thank You

    Hello Darling Ones, Without a doubt 2023 is and continues to be the most difficult year of my life. It puts eighth grade, freshman year of college, COVID lockdown, and all the death of 2022 to shame. And at the same time it is the most gratifying, proudest, and loving…

  • Sex & Money

    Hi Darling Ones, Last night I had a sex dream for the first time since I had the stroke in March. It was weird. The sex in the dream wasn’t weird. It was frustrating and with a man I dated about 1000 years ago, and the only way I could…

  • Resorting to Trickery

    Hi Darling Ones, How goes it? My eyes have been extra garbage lately which makes writing harder than normal. In fact, I’m dictating this to my iPhone, which makes me feel kind of stupid because I’m talking to an empty room, which is not my jam. I’ll never be one…

  • Supergenius, Inc. is Growing

    Darling Ones, Supergenius, Inc. has doubled in size! Friday we added two new colleagues to our tiny operation. Fergus and Mortimer came to from Sister #4’s house in Savage. Their mother, Patches, was a South Dakota stray who adopted by sister shortly before she moved back. One day before a…

  • Things I Learned About Janelle

    Hi Darling Ones, I had my monthly eye treatment today. The joint was hopping. I’ve been going every four weeks since June? And I’ve never seen the waiting rooms so full. It was so busy we spent like 45 minutes in Waiting Room B after my eye test and scans.…

  • This is Just to Say

    Darling Ones, I am still kicking just busy and quiet which is good because I have negative money but working and recovering from a stroke is a lot. I listen to the new Lydia Loveless record multiple times a day. There’s a post in me about the song “Poor Boy”.…