The Coffee Chronicles

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This is really where it all began. In 2001, I created a website and started writing columns. It was Pretty and me in an apartment in Maryland, searching for purpose and mercy. Well, I was searching for purpose and mercy; Pretty was searching for new napping places. Pretty now naps beyond the rainbow bridge. Me? Still searching. But I am getting closer to purpose, not so much the mercy.

As I relearn how to adjust my website, I am refocusing away from “An Odyssey Through Covid America.” It is still all here. You can find a link to all of the original material above.

Now? On to the next journey. I thought of titles but they all sound too dramatic to me. Into Darkness? Into the Halls of Midnight? Instead, for now, I’ll just use the working title of my next book. “Broken Thing: An Odyssey Into Depression.”

The Coffee Chronicles

 

Lessons Learned from a Bar Fight

Lessons Learned from a Bar Fight

From posts I am seeing, I imagine that many people were disappointed by other people in 2022. I am reading a knee jerk reaction, about how if we don’t have expectations, we will never be disappointed. Umm, no. It is all about a bar fight in SW Philly.

Chance Encounters

Chance Encounters

Or this might be a part of Let’s Get Naked About Mental Health! Anyway… I firmly decided not to have a Christmas. It was not a choice to be miserable, but just make it another day. There’s a podcast about it. In the podcast, I talk about my aversion to Christmas and...

I’m Still Here!

I’m Still Here!

Hello from Tijuana! Where I am literally still here. Trapped. Stranded. But really enjoying the beautiful weather. You really don't want to know what the weather is like here. I was supposed in be in Minnesota by now, in my home, but, well, it's a long story. I know:...

Catching Up

Catching Up

No, I haven't stopped. I have just been concentrating on other areas. So, I thought I would catch you up in case you don't do the social media thing. First, a recent post I made on Facebook. A friend just posted this about the Phillies but I’m saving it for future...

Dog Stories: A Memoir

Dog Stories: A Memoir

Tales of the Great Water Bringer Without exception, the homeless people I met in Austin were the kindest anywhere I traveled in the US during my odyssey through Covid America. I encountered a lot of desperation, especially among the homeless people as I traveled. They...

An Intervention by the Universe

An Intervention by the Universe

This is the second time this has happened. It is the oddest thing. It's a good thing, but I am not understanding it. I really couldn't have broken my ankle at the worst time. I've been here since April but it was time to get moving. I like it here, would have loved to...

Updating, Not Spam!

Updating, Not Spam!

Hello Everybody! If you have chosen to follow my page, thank you! If you have been flooded with posts recently, my apologies! I have been in the process of updating my website. Some parts just work better as posts as opposed to pages, which you receive automatically....

Murphy Got Me Again

Murphy Got Me Again

This is difficult for me. Very difficult. I can offer help anywhere and anytime, even when I don't have it. Asking? It makes me...ugh. I'm in a bad spot. My spirits are up, but my butt and bank account are down and I am stranded in Tijuana with a fractured ankle. The...

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