There’s been a silence around here lately – a muffled echo of chirping crickets. It’s been on my mind, this echo, although you’d never know it by looking. I think of it often, in the curtailed moments between tasks (maintaining – a spirit-crushing formality, no?). To say the emptiness doesn’t sadden me would be a […]

Holiday Hangover

Grumpy Cat

The presents have been opened. The food has been eaten. The guests have come and gone. The holiday shenanigans, in all their festive glory, are over and I for one could not be happier. Don’t get me wrong, I love many things about Christmas, including the warm anticipation leading up to it and the thrilling […]

The Loudest Person Is Usually Wrong


Sometimes silence is mistaken for stupidity, indifference, disrespect, or worst of all, cowardice. If a small group of people is sitting around talking, the one who says the least is generally the one who gets the least amount of attention. Maybe this is exactly what the quiet party wants, to go unnoticed and unbothered. After […]