Author : All posts by jball

05

Jan

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I miss my dad. I haven’t written any posts because I don’t want it all to be about this process I’ve been dumped into, but it’s taken over my life. Perhaps I could write about the cool objects we’ve found.Read More

26

Dec

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Oscar Wilde wrote in The Importance of Being Earnest, “To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.” Well, I have been careless. My father passed away unexpectedly on Christmas Eve. He wasRead More

20

Dec

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My niece invited me to play a game on Sunday. She and my brother warned me that it could be very frustrating. I don’t do frustration well so I was a little concerned but how do you tell your nieceRead More

18

Dec

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For work, earlier this year, I tried out acrylic pouring to make abstract art. I liked the look of it. The people who attended the program seemed to like how their art came out. I did one painting in bluesRead More

17

Dec

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I don’t know what I am. I wouldn’t claim to be a romantic. Too many ideas make me roll my eyes. But then I write poems like this one. I wanted to say something about who I am and whatRead More

16

Dec

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I jokingly said in response to being asked how long I’d been singing with my community choir’s (mostly) annual Messiah group that I have no sense of time. I think, from all proof I’ve been able to put together, thatRead More

22

Sep

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I was reading a book of poetry by Alex Dimitrov. Just picked it out of the lineup on my library’s ebook app. And, as I read, as often happens, I started hearing a poem in my head. I could useRead More

14

Mar

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All my thoughts and worries and emails and phone calls and worries and decisions were wiped out by an email. I’m not upset … oh, nevermind, yes I am. I really don’t appreciate how the state can make such aRead More

13

Mar

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It’s hard to know what to do at times. Sometimes it’s as simple as what you should have for dinner or what socks to wear with those pants. Sometimes the choices are a little more difficult. We’re on the edgeRead More

12

Mar

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I’m having a hungry day. It’s a day when, no matter what I eat, I’m hungry. They don’t happen that often, thankfully. I’m fat, so people probably think I eat all the time every day. That’s not actually the case.Read More