Obia Dobia Shmobia.

Philemaphobia or Philematophobia- Fear of kissing. Philophobia- Fear of falling in love or being in love. Fear of missing out on something good/great/fantastic because you're afraid you're in too deep, getting too close? Is there a word for this?  (And, no, that's not it.  Not the words I'd use, exactly, but close.) Not too deep … Continue reading Obia Dobia Shmobia.

Ostridge*.

"I am not a product of my circumstances.  I am a product of my decisions." -Stephen Covey. *Yes, the title is mispelled.  It is mispelled on purpose, as are both those uses of "misspelled."  They are, all three, misspelt (which is oddly correct, though it looks deplorable, doesn't it?  It looks witchy and magickal.) by … Continue reading Ostridge*.

Sidestep West

Between packing my NY home and moving to VA, I stopped in the desert. My sister, evertheyounger, turned 50 last week; we flew out to surprise her and visit a while. Yes, she was utterly speechless and teary Saturday morning at The Egg and I (delicious breakfast, sweet staff, curious fellow diners). No, she never … Continue reading Sidestep West