The weaponization of fear has become the new normal, with both sides of a hidden war embracing a deadly virus as their flag. The left, the right, the conservatives, the progressives, QAnon and Antifa all have more in common than dissension. As long as they are stoking the flames of their animosity, they are far too busy to question why they are fighting.
It’s been a while since you had a full night’s sleep, and you’re pretty cranky when you don’t get at least seven hours a night. For that reason, I’ll cut you some slack. You have what you call an inside-my-head voice. It’s time to listen to it.
Today is yesterday’s tomorrow. I have a cruise in 51 days. I’ve never been on a cruise. It involves lots of people that I don’t know, and I will be traveling with plans that someone else made. If anxiety doesn’t kill me, being 150 lbs overweight is going to.
My youngest son has graduated from Kinston High School this year. While this is a momentous occasion in his young life, it's the end of a long chapter of mine. I have worn many hats over the years, but the one that got the most wear was the mother hat. What do all the other parents do when their children transition to adulthood?
I turned 40 two years ago and I now have to evaluate how I slept in order to anticipate how much coffee I will need to get through my day. If I only woke up once to go to the bathroom, or because a leaf fell from a tree a mile away to rip me from my slumber, then I'll probably sustain my normal temperament with one cup.