I am tired. You probably are, too. We have lived in a state of near-constant alertness for over a year. When we let our guard down, the world as it is now swoops in to remind us that we are fragile, mortal, and fallible. When we get our hopes up, the world creeps in to … More A Eulogy for Days Bygone
Hello, summertime. Deep, meandering thoughts from an artist who is managing kids and trying to make new art during the longest/shortest season of the year… I know I’ve written about this before, but summer is so strange for me. It has always felt heavy and bittersweet, even as a child. My birthday is in the … More Impermanence
An article popped up from a friend on my social media feed: “Feeling Blah During the Pandemic? It’s Called Languishing.” I clicked the New York Times link and read about that middle ground between the valleys of depression and the peaks of feeling good: languishing. It is something that we have been faced with as … More Languishing
…rolling right into Dumbfounded December. Just like that, I turned around and the month has passed me by… Hello. Been a minute. My regular depression and quarantine depression hooked up with my seasonal depression and it’s been a bit of a spiral. In the spirit of using my sense of humor to mask inner turmoil, … More Neurotic November…
Celebrating the “little victories” in life is something I hear others talk about but have never really done myself. Acknowledging even the tiniest of accomplishments can raise your serotonin levels (and as we well know, I need that in my life). So, I’m going to recognize some of my small wins in what is a … More Little Wins
So, as it seems, 2020 is not finished being bizarre. Here in South Louisiana, we have just come through a strange, strong October hurricane. Another chapter in this weird tale of the year that has changed the landscape of our lives. Hurricane Delta fell to the west of us, battering the already battered areas around … More Weathering the Storms
Currently, it’s pleasant outside. There’s a light breeze and some cloud cover, but nothing that looks ominous. Nothing that would indicate that two storms are bearing down on the Gulf of Mexico. Marco should make landfall late tonight and Laura at the next day. We will probably get a lot of rain, which is scary … More And now we wait.
Has it been nearly two months since I have written for you here? It has. And I apologize. Actually, I don’t. It’s been busy and weird. Probably for you too. So, I think it’s time I reintroduce myself. I’ll do so in the format of “random questions” (though the questions aren’t really random, but carefully … More Hello, again. It’s me.
For your reference, before you begin reading: What are Schemas? I have been thinking about writing a post about “schema” and how all the experiences and knowledge we have build into ways we continue to interpret information – visually, in reading, and in future experiences. When I stood in front of a classroom of 30 … More How Experience Shapes our View
This is the eighth part in a series of images and interviews about how life has changed (or not) during the COVID-19 quarantine. The purpose is to show how we’re all in this together and we’re not all that dissimilar. Dr. Valerie Comeaux is an expert educator and my friend. We have been compatriots in … More Quarantine Chronicles #8 – Valerie Comeaux, Educator