Why “T.” and not TLPPBBHWKR?

T just T

When I introduce myself, I usually begin with some variation of “Hello, my name is T. – like the one between S and U, in the alphabet.”  It is one lone letter, yet it causes some confusion for people and when it does, I realize I should probably correct it to, “Hello, I go by an initial… T.” but over the years, no matter what I do – there are always people who make an issue out of it. “How […]

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Not every round orange thing is a tangerine. It’s complicated.

As an outsider looking in on a relationship, I have to tell you that it is not always what you think it is.  If you’re an intelligent, discerning individual I believe you can certainly call out and identify what you believe you see, but there are gray areas and hairline cracks that you cannot possibly make out as well as you think you do.  There is a reason there is an alternate title for a relationship status on Facebook. “It’s […]

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Books and their covers. Under the covers.

They say one shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and the older I get, well that just turns out to be true, over and over again.  Some pulpy paperbacks, no matter how you dress them up and send them to market, are still unsavory.  And some people, no matter how delicious they seem to be at first blush, are tasteless.  You have to spend quality time with a book to really know its contents.  The same is true of […]

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Opposites attract. And repel.

Opposites attract and sometimes they repel.  Some people are breakfast people.  Some people are not.  Case in point:   SPOUSE WHAT in the world are you making?   ME (mumbling under the covers, still conversing with person tenuously attached to my dream) Breakfast.   SPOUSE In the crockpot?   ME (most reluctant to let go of dreamlike conversation near the seashore to enter snarky one in the desert) Yes.   SPOUSE But what IS it?  It smells terrible.   ME […]

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