Author Archives: Kelly

Zen and the art of bathrobe maintenance

I’ve been trying to make sense of a few peculiar things I’ve been noticing lately. Bear with me while I suss these out a bit. * * * The question of how much life is enough life has been bugging … Continue reading

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An embed, a song, and a slugabed

Today marks the first day of the longest vacation I’ve had since I dropped out of grad school. And unemployment did not really count as a vacation as such. And oh, how glorious I shall be in my full sloth … Continue reading

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A Glass Case of Emotion

I’ve been getting preoccupied lately thinking about what it means to feel alone versus what it means to feel lonely. There are circumstances in which they overlap: in the wake of heartbreak or loss, during a bout of depression, during periods of … Continue reading

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Deep in the Iris

I’ve had this song on a loop for the past hour while I’ve been working on finishing the rest of the outline for the book.   There’s something that gets me in that line she sings in the pre-chorus. “Because we experience … Continue reading

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Weird Fishes/Arpeggios

And that’s another NaNo under my belt. Did I win? Oh, hell no. I didn’t come close to the 50k goal NaNo has you shoot for. I had a different goal for this year. My goal is to finish this entire … Continue reading

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Community Subsidized Fear of Commitment

A few months ago, the girlfriend and I were on a date at San Diego’s version of Coney Island. We sat on the boardwalk, drinking overpriced beers and started talking about ways we could save a bit of money by cooking meals … Continue reading

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Definition and Overture

I learned the definition of the word “ennui” when I was pretty young, and when I became an angsty teenager I thought I had finally and viscerally understood it. But ennui has so many facets beyond the shallow understanding of a selfishly bored youth. There’s … Continue reading

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Three Stooges Syndrome

There’s this scene in the Simpsons where Mr. Burns goes to the doctor and the doctor informs him that he has every disease imaginable. They call it Three Stooges Syndrome. Mr. Burns mistakingly believes this as evidence of being indestructible. After this past … Continue reading

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House of Cards

I hurt my shoulder the other week by being exceedingly lazy. We’ve been having a heat wave off and on the past few weeks here in SoCal. It promised rain a few times and even delivered once. They promised again … Continue reading

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Video Games and a Dash of Weird

I’ve been playing a lot of Guacamelee lately. It’s a brilliantly designed game as far as game mechanics go. It’s really rare to get a game where the levels are a perfect balance between fun and challenging, so that you are … Continue reading

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