Wednesday, December 31, 2014

dream pieces...

i am at work, trying to open my locker...i cannot get the combination correctly, no matter how many different ways i try, and the lock keeps changing...i grow worried, for i fear that i will be late...i try to get help

i am looking for a slide to put [something] on so that we can view it under the microscope...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


there is a big meeting about to happen...i am talking with another attendee, and she says that Sage S. is going to also be here...i am excited about this, and look for him as more people begin to arrive, as more people sit in the chairs provided, as more cars pull into the parking lot

i go into a public restroom, in the stall i am pulling up my pants after urinating...two young boys, teenagers, have come into the restroom, one is standing inside the stall that i am in as the door was open...i tell him that i will be done in just a moment, or that he could go to the men's room across the hall...the two of them go out the door to the other i am walking out i mention to anyone that men have been coming into the women's room all day! - then i am in the men's room scooping kitty crunchies back into the container there (which is like the air hand dryer)...a tall man walks into the restroom and tells me that he is going into the stall there, i tell him that i was just cleaning up, adding more toilet paper for them and all...we both say "o.k.!" to each other and i exit

Sunday, December 28, 2014

depressed in my dreams...depressed all day - mildly functional, though...what is the point of it all? there is joy, but there is self-loathing...

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

After Work Walk With Rhiannon

rain rivulets washing washing
tides of
moving moving
we keep stride beside
we walk
and smell and breathe as we walk
as the rain falls sounding shining centering

Friday, December 19, 2014

dream pieces

i am looking for a particular place, and my co-worker Khoshal will help me, we are walking with another co-worker...i realize that i know the place, so we just walk together until Khoshal turns down a worn path. i jog over to him to see what is up, he says that he is going back, and i realize that his 15 minute break is over. so we hug, and off he goes.

dream pieces

i am in a car with some acquaintances and we are driving on Rt. 234 in Manassas down by and past the Mall ...

i am at work and two people who might be co-workers forbid me to consume any alcohol in my personal time whatsoever. they are strange/shady characters, i am trying to discuss this with them. one of them keeps insinuating that my job performance is low, and that i have done something wrong, like stealing or such. it is very strange, because she keeps sidling off and not really telling me what she means, or what the issue is, won't look me directly in the eyes...then i realize that it is past time to close the store, so i go to lock the doors, and have a difficult time with that. the customers just keep on coming in, no matter what i do or say...

Monday, November 17, 2014

cartoon dream

i dream a new "Rugrats" cartoon of the characters is named "Septum", and he does have his septum is all very vivid and colorful and very entertaining...

Saturday, November 15, 2014


i am in bed and i hear a truck in the i look out the window, i see a white construction truck that is attempting to back up so as to leave...they get close to my car and then stop, so i go outside to tell them that they have plenty of room...they are unsure, so i offer to move my car to make it easier for them, so i grab my keys and half-way toss on a i hurry out front, i notice that it as lightly snowed, and my car is not in the same spot as it was moments before...i back onto the carport, and then as i am moving the car a little to straighten it out, the truck is trying to leave, so i just leave it parked as it is...then as i watch there are white construction vans and other trucks all over the yard, each either leaving or parked around, all of them with different company logos on the side...

My Mom Is Famous

a customer, whom i recognized as a regular, came up to me today as i was hanging tags in aisle #12 and asked, haltingly, if i was related to Betty Worthen. she said with a big smile, that i just look so much like her!! that she had been wanting to ask me. i told her i am glad that she did. and as we are talking, who comes walking up then but Karen Bonita. YES!!! life...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

a dream...which becomes Lucid

i approach a door to an apartment building/townhouse, and as i pull it open with my left hand, my elbow bumps into an older white man's abdomen (Mr. Latham) which startles me somewhat as i did not know that he was there, standing so close to me. i step back and say, "shit!". he just gives me a look. i go on inside and get on the elevator, hoping he does not follow me. but i punch the 2nd floor by accident, and come out to an apartment which i think must be his because i notice a strong smell of Ben-Gay lotion. i immediately turn and head for the stairs, figuring that since he is moving slowly, i probably will not encounter him again. once i get back down to ground level, i try going in through another door, but it is still not where i am trying to go. the buildings are old, crumbly and i try another door. when i get inside this place, everything is suddenly quite bright, even though very old and dusty. i realize that i am dreaming (!) as i shut the door. i realize that i am LUCID DREAMING! i am very excited by this, and the first thing i think is that i cannot wait to tell Kay! so, just to be certain, i bring my hands up to look at them. i am wearing black gloves. i ascend the steps, looking at everything in this intense light, noticing every detail...

Thursday, October 30, 2014


i am in Mom's room with a friend, and notice that the ceiling is leaking, rainwater dripping into a small bucket that Mom has set there. i wonder why she did not tell me about this...i go to get another bucket, and as i open the utility room door, there is more water pouring out of a pipe in there...i tell my friend to come here and look at this! then i get a larger bucket to catch that water, and try to figure out what to do to fix the situation...

my friend & i are in Mom's room on the bed, talking and holding each other and i am wondering just how this is going to work feels odd, but good to be close with him

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

the tiniest dream piece ever

i am comfortably reclined in a lawn chair talking with we talk, she looks at my out-stretched legs and i think that she is noticing that i do not shave 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Not Sure How To Feel About THis

My best friend said, "I am not good company now, lol." and declined my invitation to come over to the house.

My daughter gets a pained look on their face every time I walk up to them to speak.

My dog jumped up and ran into the other room when I got close to her.

Sunday, October 26, 2014


i am at Steph's house/work, and she has had too much to drink and thrown up all over the place...chunky, with visible chickpeas and pasta, etc. 

i walk in the door of my house, and then into the bathroom. there is throw up all over the bathroom, sink, toilet, etc. and towels here and there. it is a total mess. i walk into the kitchen and say to the person there, "Steph must be here." and as i speak, i hear a laugh/giggle from the living room. there she is laid back on the sofa with her feet up. there is puke in the kitchen too. i am so angry, she has not made a move to clean any of this up. i think, she can just go back to her own house.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

dream segments

  • i am in a building, (maybe work?) and walking from one room to another when i hear the door open and Alex's (Uncle Kronos) voice behind me. i turn, hollering "Alex!!" and go hug & greet him. we enjoy talking...
  • i am at an event, walking over to put a large pan/bowl back at the stall...i have on no pants & am not concerned about this...i stumble as i walk and laugh at my clumsiness and leg fat wiggle...i put on a pair of board shorts and am made uncomfortable by the feel of the wet cloth on my skin so i decide to go to the pool and have a swim to feel better...
  • i am back working at Crown Books as the manager, i am walking around the many areas there is art hanging, and informational posters instead of bookshelves...i am saddened and disturbed by this as i make my way around the store. i introduce myself to one of the employees, he seems genuinely happy to meet me. i go up front and get on register as a small line has formed. have a bit of trouble getting the register to work, but the family is pleasant about it, we share a laugh. they are exchanging one book which was defective, and buying one other picture book for their child.
  • i am at a hospital and go into the children's ward to relax. there was a lot of negative stuff happening elsewhere, and i needed to chill out. playing on a rolling chair...i help one of the nurses with a child named little georgie who did not want to come in to the ward. i hugged him and spoke with him, and it was all right...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

the dreaming

D3rek texts me, saying that we should get a roll of paper and some pens and do a NaNoWriMo together. i whole-heartedly agree.

Monday, October 20, 2014

dream segments

  • broken fence section at gate...cohabitor says there have been three phone calls...Rhiannon is loose/out...look for leash clumsily (asleep??)...hear voices, go outside, here comes a woman and her son with Rhiannon...we are in the front yard, the mom talks about the moss on the stump of an oak tree
  • making friends with a woman and her three beautiful little girls, all with curly parking lot, working on/fixing something on my car...end up holding the woman so very close as we part/say goodbye --- later, walking through urban neighborhood, see her and the girls and lots of other people ---then, we move into a townhouse together, just as quickly, she is Chuck, but a tall older female version, and says something abusive to me, so i break up with her immediately. she moves out, back to her house, we do part nicely, i tell her i love her three girls
  • driving on Rt. 15 at the Rt. 55 intersection i see Rhiannon walking on the side of the road, i open the car door and call her, she has recognized my car and jumps in. she is wet, and has some cuts on her side, but is happy to see me...i go visit Maxie and tell him about all of this, we go get some beer and party --- trying to collect all the empty beer bottles from the party to recycle, the setting is a store right by the side of the road
  • go in a country store, patois spoken by the patrons there...i need to pee, the restroom is public, little more than a screened off bucket, really...a man watches and comments about me the entire time i urinate. i have a lot of urine and it feels very good when i am done
  • make friends with a woman, we have a very stimulating discussion about adventure --- later, at the side of the road with another friend, this woman pulls up in her vehicle and shows me/us a pamphlet about some very interesting land for sale in the south of Florida, at the very end of the state...watching out for traffic so she doesn't get hit by other cars, as she has not pull off the road
  • there is an event at the pool/clubhouse area that i am it is about to begin, i run back to the house to get something out of my car which i had forgotten...i cue some music, and see Cindi K. through the kitchen window, singing along to the T Rex song playing...we kind of wink at each other as i run back to the event...another song then plays 

Sunday, October 19, 2014


swimming through deep
with many draglines
(kicking through turbulence)
floating through/and floating over
bold arm strokes/i am
surging ahead
hoping none of these
pull me under
pull me
 to the bottom

small pieces of dreaming

  • 3 or 4 women playing guitar, singing, from different bands/musical collectives...showing each other technique and songs and playing styles...i am close, listening/observing/longing...i wish to be a part of this joyfulness
  • a large cat, with a leash around its middle, is playing with me...we are leaping and chasing and then lying in the grass next to a building which is either demolished or new construction
  • Harry S. wins $40 million on a lottery type mechanized game
  • also trying out strategies for lottery winning are a newly made friend and i...she is lovely and has been part of two other dreaming sequences: in one she is singing with a beautiful voice, soprano/alto register, in another she is at the grocery store in my line as i ring up her groceries we are joking and becoming closer, becoming friends

Saturday, October 18, 2014

plans to dream & live

One of the benefits I have hoped to achieve from not working ALL THE TIME is dreaming well (by sleeping again) and recalling that dreaming vividly, and thus being able to write the dreaming. So far I am sleeping, and the dreamstate is rich, but I have not moved back into the writing aspect. Having just read this quote; "The novelist Mary Lee Settle tumbles out of bed and heads straight for her typewriter, before the dream state disappears." (Diane Ackerman A Natural History Of The Senses), I am inspired to revisit my desired benefit, and revamp my habits. I know that I have been allowing myself to heal from those four years of hard work, so have not tried to structure my time in any sort of fashion. But I have slid into the staying up very late, and sleeping very late mode. Now that less daylight is with us as the Season changes, I feel it might be a good time to gently put myself into a different sleep pattern so as to take advantage of what daylight is available. Thus being more productive, and ward off any seasonal depression that might show up.                                                                                                                                                                 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

recurring dream theme & location

there is a gathering/festival/happening  all along Logmill Road and down to Route 15...i see Joanie there, and help her when walking back because it gets quite steep...
                   AND THIS ALSO:

i hear the UPS delivery van drive up to the house...i go find the envelope that i need to send with them, but the worker hands it back to me and says it must be mailed...

at work running the register...

Sunday, May 04, 2014

just out of reach

i remember dreaming, but not WHAT i dreamt.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

visual poem

lollipop wrappers in the rain
            like mini condoms

Monday, April 28, 2014


i am at work at Giant, trying to find a register to ring up a customer, the store has been closed, and nobody told me

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

plumbing issues

loud splash in the middle of the night awakens me
and i know it for a cat falling into the tub
where the water is slowly, slowly draining
i go back to sleep
and my dreaming picks up the theme;
Tille walks out of the bathroom at the store, 
trying to dry off after having fallen
in the water. I cry out, "oh no, girl! now what happened?"

left turn

even when sitting in a vehicle
waiting for the traffic light's change to green
there is beauty come unexpected, and delightful
sunlight glints on petals wind-rolled, dancing
through the intersection

Thursday, April 10, 2014

"Witty Repartee"

pithy statements
double entendre
rapid punnetry
sexual innuendo
delicious sarcasm

Thursday, April 03, 2014


Remember to hide inside myself as i try to make it through this work day here. Negativity everywhere. Mantra must be "don't care", don't get sucked into it. I am exhausted, done with this. Tired of people telling me how to do my job, tired of being treated like i am stupid. Tired of always working, tired of working here at Lowe's.

Friday, March 28, 2014

observation at work

There is a very clear delineation between the good people and the outright assholes today.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

a Book & many Beers...

Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake, a re-read for me, last read in 1975. The libations: "Falco" from Evil Twin Brewing, "Mosaic" from Terrapin Beer Company and "Weez" from the Maine Beer Company.

Thursday, March 20, 2014


the setting Moon fades
 in the Western sky
paled out
by the light of the
Vernal Equinox

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

best vehicle license plates ever



During one of my high school English Lit classes, the teacher assigned us a paper detailing our concept of a Utopian Society. Mine was the ONLY one in the entire class that did not involve a police state of some sort. I was laughed at in the class.

Thursday, March 13, 2014


I am walking down a neighborhood street, and as i am about to cross over a larger street, i hear Lorraine calling out to me. i turn to look at her, and begin to walk toward her when she tells me to look out. a white van is pulling into the intersection right at me. i move over, and as he (white male) drives past me he says something derogatory. i just snort a laugh and walk over to Lorraine. we are greeting each other in the middle of the road, so we walk together up the sidewalk and across the road to the other side of the street. she wants to show me her place. when we get there, she shows me the landscaping setup she has done at the sidewalk. it's very cute! she has named one of her plants (a female name) and introduces me. a neighbor and her son walk by on the sidewalk, and we laugh, introducing them to the plant. as we move aside to allow them to pass, the plant gets jostled, and as we reset the plant in it's place we joke about that.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

ponder this


Tuesday, March 11, 2014


beautiful morning/sunrise...inspired and excited about being off from work Wednesday and Thursday...also anxious about bank account...

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014


dodged all of yesterday's snow-filled potholes
hour and a half late for work

Wednesday, January 01, 2014


  • The Big Cat Nap by Rita Mae Brown, 2012
  • Game Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, 1996
  • A Clash Of Kings by George R.R. Martin, 1999
  • A Storm Of Swords by George R.R. Martin, 2000
  • A Feast For Crows by George R. R. Martin, 2005
  • A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin, 2011
  • NOS4A2 by Joe Hill, 2013
  • MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood, 2013
  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King, 2011
  • The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman, 2013
  • Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon, 2013


  • Double Black Lightning – DuClaw Brewing Company, Abingdon MD
  • X-1 (Imperial Chocolate Rye Porter) -DuClaw
  • Cappuccino Stout – Lagunitas Brewing Co., Petaluma CA
  • 75 Minute IPA – Dogfish Head...
  • Really Old Brown Dog Ale – Smuttynose Brewing Co., Portsmouth NH
  • Vertical Epic 12.12.12 – Stone Brewing Company, Escondido CA
  • New Albion Ale – New Albion Brewing Company, Boston MA (with Sam Adams)
  • Alpine Spring – Sam Adams...
  • OREgasmic Ale – Cahtoe Rogue (Ales), Newport OR
  • Abbey Ale – Abita Brewing Company, Abita Springs LA
  • FM 966” Farmhouse Ale – Shiner Brewery, Shiner TX
  • Conway's Irish Ale – Great Lakes Brewing Co., Cleveland OH
  • Hop Manna IPA – Shmaltz Brewing Company, Saratoga Springs NY
  • Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale – Dogfish Head...
  • Blue Paddle pilsener - New Belgium...
  • duganA IPA - Avery Brewing, Boulder CO
  • So Fresh & So Green, Green – Terrapin Beer Co., Athens GA
  • O'Ryely IPA – Widmer Brothers, Portland OR
  • 4059' – Saranac...
  • White IPA – Saranac...
  • Black Bear Bock – Saranac...
  • Chocolate Lager – Saranac...
  • Nelson Imperial Ale – Widmer …
  • Hoppy Bock – New Belgium...
  • Red Caboose Ale – Rumspinga Brewing Company, Bird-In-Hand PA
  • Red IPA – Saranac...
  • The Congo – Devil's Backbone Brewing Company, Lexington VA
  • Kilt Flasher – Devil's Backbone...
  • White Lantern – Samuel Adams...
  • Double Agent IPL – Samuel Adams...
  • Cherry Blossom Lager – Old Dominion Brewing Company, Dover DE
  • Grateful Pale Ale – Starr Hill Brewery, Crozet VA
  • Northern Lights - Starr Hill
  • Rolle Bolle – New Belgium
  • 2X IPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company, Lakewood NY
  • Pistil – Magic Hat...
  • Elder Betty – Magic Hat...
  • Summer Session Ale – Evolution Craft Brewing Company, Salisbury MD
  • Citra Blonde – Widmer Bros...
  • Schwartz Bier – Devil's Backbone...
  • Turbo Cougar – Devil's Backbone...
  • Rampant” Imperial IPA – New Belgium...
  • 2013 Southern Hemishpere Fresh Hop Ale – Sierra Nevada...
  • Lucky 13 – Lagunitas...
  • Area 151 – Wild Wolf Brewing Co., Nellysford VA
  • Paardebloem – New Belgium...w/ Red Rock Brewery, Salt Lake City UT
  • Pluot (Lips of Faith Series) – New Belgium...
  • Stony Brook Red – Sam Adams...
  • Maple Pecan Porter - Sam Adams....
  • Pumpkick – New Belgium...
  • Ichabod Crandall – Devil's Backbone...
  • Hoptimization- 3 Brothers Brewing, Harrisonburg VA
  • Mad Bishop – DuClaw...
  • Oktoberfest – Great Lakes Brewing...
  • Downright Pilsner – Port City Brewing Company, Alexandria VA
  • The Corruption IPA – DC Brau Brewing, D.C.
  • Monkeynaught IPA – Straight To Ale, Huntsville AL
  • Morning Glory espresso stout - Old Dominion Brewing, Dover DE
  • Shiner Black Lager – Spoetzl...
  • Shiner Prickly Pear – Spoetzl...
  • Shiner Wild hare pale ale – Spoetzl...
  • Shiner Kosmos – Spoetzl...
  • The Great Outdoors - Virginia pale ale - 3 Brothers......
  • Irish Style Lager – Rogue...
  • Pumking – Southern Tier...
  • Secret Stash Harvest Ale – Flying Dog Brewery, Frederick MD
  • Fall Hornin' – Anderson Vally Brewing, Boonville CA
  • Out of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter – Redhook Brewery, WA/NH/OR
  • Séance – Magic Hat...
  • Pumpkin Ale – Saranac...
  • Flipside Red IPA – Sierra Nevada...
  • Pumpkinfest – Terrapin...
  • Pumpkinhead – Shipyard Brewing Co., Portland ME
  • Postroad Pumpkin Ale – Brookly Brewery, Utica NY
  • Harvest Ale – Goose Island Beer Co., Baldwinsville NY
  • OKTO Festival Ale – Widmer Brothers...
  • Giddy Up! - New Belgium...
  • Pumpkin UFO – Harpoon Brewery, MA/VT
  • El Mole Ocho – New Holland Brewing, Holland MI
  • Sixth Day – Goose Island Beer, Chicago IL
  • Accumulation – New Belgium...
  • Dark Abby – Devil's Backbone...
  • Snowblind Doppelbock – Starr Hill...
  • Secret Spot Winter Ale – Evolution Craft Brewing, Salisbury MD
  • Brrr – Widmer Brothers...
  • Juniper Ale – Sam Adams...
  • Cherry Chocolate Bock – Sam Adams...
  • G-Thing – Magic Hat...
  • Moo-Hoo 2013 – Terrapin...
  • Winter Solstice Season Ale – Anderson Valley...
  • Reunion Ale '13 – Terrapin & Shmaltz...
  • Sweet Baby Jesus! - DuClaw...
  • krampus Imperial Helles Lager – Southern Tier...
  • Monticello Reserve Ale – Starr Hill...