Narcissism-Scenes From the Front Line — New Job

This is an excerpt from my first book, "I Woke Up in Paradise". I was receiving cheques from the government. They had started to come again after my work at the emergency clinic, but they were about to run out. I had been applying to jobs and despite Bob’s insistence that I work; he was actively … Continue reading Narcissism-Scenes From the Front Line — New Job

Writing About Writing

I realized in an inside-out way that I was thinking about writing about writing and it seemed so peculiar and strange. I often just "feel" like capturing a moment, the way that I'm feeling at the time and I started to form the thoughts and then it hit me,  "I want to write a blog … Continue reading Writing About Writing

Research — Chapter 2

I no longer had to think about acquiring experience to get accepted into veterinary medicine, so I focused the next summer on getting a job in town. I could save a lot of money by simply not having to pay rent in two places. I liked my apartment, it was close to down town, walking … Continue reading Research — Chapter 2

You Get What You Need — Chapter 1

I’ve moved again. I had to get up and walk around. I’ve started some coffee and there are leftovers warming in the microwave. I’m now sitting at the patio table that faces the same direction as the lounge chair, so the view is the same. It is definitely warmer. If this ordeal in my bedroom … Continue reading You Get What You Need — Chapter 1

With Friends Like These…. — Chapter 1

My mother was still on a quest for status and it had occurred to her that one of the most prestigious things that she could do was to buy a racehorse. She envied the people that could enter the members’ only part of the racetracks and she wanted to be hob knobbing with the upper … Continue reading With Friends Like These…. — Chapter 1

Baby Number Three — Chapter 4

II was receiving cheques from the government. They had started to come again after my work at the emergency clinic, but they were about to run out. I had been applying to jobs and despite Bob’s insistence that I work; he was actively interfering with this process. One company called to set up an interview. … Continue reading Baby Number Three — Chapter 4

Right Brain/Left Brain — Chapter 7

I am in my office again. I just finished a pretty easy week at work. I was only covering my own desk, which meant that I had a reasonable amount to do. There are definitely ebbs and flows of work and this was a particularly light flow. It is 6:00 p.m. EDT and it is … Continue reading Right Brain/Left Brain — Chapter 7

Black Birds — Chapter 5

It is Friday morning. I am sitting in front of my 10,000 lux lamp because if I don't do this most mornings in the winter I start to get depressed and find it hard to wake up in the morning. They call this type of mild depression the "February Blues" because so many people get … Continue reading Black Birds — Chapter 5

Rainbows and Sunrises — Chapter 4

I can only say that I was enjoying myself. I loved this feeling of being a family, of having a gorgeous three year old daughter and a perfect newborn. We had a lot of family visit and we had friends come over. We were renovating the back of the kitchen that had been a mudroom. … Continue reading Rainbows and Sunrises — Chapter 4