How To Not Go Crazy At Work, Vol. 1

I've made it no secret that I struggle. When you spend as much time at work as I do (doing the kind of work that I attempt to do), you inevitably end up wanting to throw yourself out the window. The past month been extra special window throw-y ....more

Only Children Weep: My Brief Thoughts on Ferguson

It can be hard for me to disagree with the modern court process, which makes my views and opinion...more

Carnival Backflips and Anxious Writing

Extended vacations are nice, but toward the end, you start yearning for home a little. You miss your own bed and your dog, and you're tired of eating fast food and want to sit on your own couch. No matter how much you needed a break, home is always the best ....more

These (Silver) Boots Were Made for Walkin'

disclosure: I was compensated for sharing my thoughts on the silver boots trend. all opinions are my own. I got a thing for boots ....more

The Dawn of Football 2014

The Miller commercial has really hit the nail on the head, at least when it comes to the going on in Arkansassy: it's the most wonderful time of the year. It's football season. Every January, I weep when college football has finished ....more

More on Anxiety, and How It Affects Me Personally

Mara Wilson (of Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda fame) wrote a blog post dedicated to Robin Williams and it's absolutely perfect and everything you hoped it would be. Originally, she had stated that she was taking a break from social media to take it all in and deal with her loss privately (and kudos to her for that) ....more

Optimistic Morbidity

I think about death a lot. Not in a you-should-be-worried sort of way, but in a morbid capivation sort of way. Desiree, who did my star chart, would not at all be surprised by this: she already knew that I spent a lot of time thinking not only about my own impending death, but about death in general ....more

Back in the Saddle

Yesterday gave me a bit of a revitalization. I had been a little burned out in writing. I blamed it on a multitude of things - lack of a social life (and therefore, a lack of content on...more

Robin Williams, The Act of Suicide, and The Vilification of Mental Illness

I've thought for some time on attempting to write a semi-eloquent post about mental illness. I'd sit down, resolved to end up with something good, tap a few words out, start a post, and something would seem off, so I'd scrap the whole thing and move on to write about my dog. Or shoes ....more

The Realities of Being an Adult: Losing Grandparents

My Memaw passed away around 5:30 this morning. She's been living in Oklahoma City for a while now, and I was able to get over there and see her on Sunday - I thank God for that. We lost my Pepaw (her husband) in 2010, and I'm not sure that I expected her to last much longer beyond that ....more