Losing My Shit

A friend of mine told me today that she literally just made it home in time to get herself to the toilet.  “I thought I was going to poo my pants in my car,” she said.  (Me: Wait, what?)  “I thought I was going to…” Okay, yeah, wow.  Oh my.  Earlier today, my other friend…

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Red Pens

I love pens and markers. Mr. Sketch markers, where I can put them directly to my nose and take a sniff down sensory pleasure lane; brown root beer, yellow lemon, red strawberry, green lime – yummy and functional. Pentel, my prized possession pens saved for my best coloring work. Gel pens, reserved for my most…

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Looks like the Rain

Why can’t the rain find me today? Why can’t the rain find me today? It’s been so long pretending that I’m fine. So long living in this sunshine. So long that I’ve been crying inside. I need rain to hide how I feel. Where is the rain? Send me some rain to fall on my…

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The Ocean is Following Us

One late fall afternoon, an exhausted working mother was driving her then 4-year-old daughter, back from the school in Lynnwood where her husband taught at, and her daughter attended, all the 45 miles away back home to West Seattle.  Usually these long car rides, in traffic, on I-5, were reserved for her husband to enjoy…

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How You Show Your Love

How you show your love…always amazes me…when I’m down on my luck. And though the light is gone, I still see your face. And, oh the dark is strong, I feel your embrace. It’s your touch that brings me peace. Hold me close, don’t ever leave. Ask me how I know your love? It’s the only…

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Bollards

As we start to finish up the site work for our new building, it comes to our attention that the royal “we” forgot to design bollards along the alley way, around the mechanical systems, and specifically, our transformer, the SOURCE OF OUR ENERGY for the building; no big deal.  Cough.  I research bollards and review…

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