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Flotsam & Jetsam · 2W ago

One less adjective

Clumsy is one of those “ugly duckling” descriptors — things people use to describe kids when we “hope it’s a stage” or that they will “grow out of (or into)” something. Chubby. Plain. Shy. Q...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 1M ago

Read Harder

The last reading challenge I did was in 2015 — I didn’t come anywhere near completing the 52 books on that list and I found it frustrating to always try and fit what I read into that list bu...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 1M ago

twentyseventeen

What a fucking year. This year had some seriously big peaks and valleys personally and the whole damned year was punctuated throughout by political issues that have made my stomach churn any...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 2M ago

Weekend Cocoon

I realized that November and December have evaporated because they were packed with social responsibilities — too packed, to be honest. I hit my limit Friday night and by the time I left the...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 3M ago

Turning the Page

Two days ago, I made a big decision: I added a middle name to my facebook profile and became Cheryl Page DeWolfe. Within the first hour three people (including Kiddo) messaged me privately t...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 3M ago

Can we ever separate the artist from their art?

More important than can we is the question should we? As more and more stories come out, fallout from the Weinstein story, and more people come forward in ways that survivors read as sympath...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 4M ago

Another Twenty Fave Films

Five years ago, I posted a list of 20 fave films. They’re still among my faves but I thought I would add another 20. These are not necessarily all “great” movies. Sometimes, great movies are...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 5M ago

Beerfest 2017: Coriander Edition

This was the first festival I attended in the rain — the rain was very welcome after an extensive dry spell so I wasn’t about to complain and I came mostly prepared; next time I will wear bo...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 6M ago

Rebuilding my Routine

When I moved from the house to the apartment, my fitness regimen fell apart, even though I had worked so hard to build that habit by doing the fitness study in the early months of 2015. I ma...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 6M ago

Thrice Blessed

I never imagined how full my heart could be. I now have three amazing people in my life who each bring happiness, comfort, companionship, and so much more. Two have been a part of my life ne...