Square B, Round Hole

…the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that hammering is hard work. It’s that you’re damaging the peg.”  –Paul Collins It was a concern that I’ve been pondering a lot lately, but it lifted to the forefront of my memory when my friends and I were reviewing an old quiz…

Portrait of an Involuntary Hermit

“You’re probably hypersensitive,” my counselor told me two weeks ago. “But, I just found out several months ago that I’m a severe introvert,” I thought.  “And, I suffer from anxiety and depression.  And, I haven’t regularly been around large amounts of people my own age since, like, college.” If it wasn’t happening to me, I…

Backyard Garden

The Fear Who Would Be King

“Everybody walks their own path. These paths may touch, they may intersect, and they may even merge for a length of time. They will never, however, be exactly the same path.” B-ism, 07/17/2012 I have a confession to make. I’m afraid of becoming a published author. I’m afraid of what will happen. I’m afraid of…

By the River

A Day at the River

  Nothing like a trip to the river to really put your mind at ease. It’s been a week since I’ve returned from my trip from Arizona, and since that time, I’ve managed to keep the resolves I’d written down into an active practice. Things that I’d been putting off (taking items to Goodwill, enhancing…

Busy BeeBee

Busy = Productive?

Introducing JusBee!  …Yes?  No?   There’s an equation that gave me some thought as I stared at my computer for the fifth night in a row. My Word program was open, but nothing was on the blank page. It was disturbingly reminiscent of my writer’s block a few years ago, and it’s making me wonder…

Promises in Negative

An Evening Mirror

It sucks to be the person you never wanted to meet. We all have our own: She’s really perky and bends over backwards to make sure everyone’s happiness comes before her own. Or she’s dissatisfied with the way that her life is turning out, and so she lashes out at anything that moves. Or maybe…