farewell

i lost my best friend yesterday. my house feels weird and deafeningly quiet. i’ve gotten so used to every little sound she made. climbing down from the bed, shaking off, and puttering about the house every morning, waiting patiently for me to wake up. so many things i’ve gotten used to. so many things i couldn’t have noticed until now. i adopted olive from the humane society in february 2008. i was 24, she was a 9 months old. to this day, i stay amazed and unbelievably thankful for whatever circumstances allowed her to be watching as i walked in…

brambles

hi everyone. been a while. i had not found much reason to keep up with anything over here for most of the last few years. there is a diminishing quality to maintaining an internet presence in this way, and for me it diminished to the point of no return. when i started this blog four years ago, it developed into a kind of therapy for me… a way for me to find value in the sleepless, lonely hours of night where my mind raced against itself. “somnambulance(medically defined as sleepwalking),” was an active choice for the title here as much…

machinery

hi folks, so, clearly i haven’t been in the blogging spirit for a while. i’m still not, but there’s something about holidays and the turning of a new year that compels me to try and touch base with the outside world and share a little. that said, i don’t expect to carry this spirit onward into the new year as some sort of half-assed resolution… i don’t think i’ll go back to blogging with the regularity that i used to.  no, i just like to look at  year retrospectively, and remember it was a good one. posting six months worth…