Bee Friends

It's never too strange of a day to put a bee on your nose and take a selfie. I love my bee friends!

Condition: Infected

Art can depict emotions that are hard to articulate. And, well—what better way to embarrass myself than with the modern iPhone selfie? Lyme is a bacterial infection. And I so totally love the TV show The Walking Dead. So it's only natural that I have mentally compared...

Dear Music

I am forty-two years old, and as I sit here at the computer thinking back on music, the past unravels behind me like a wild tangle of string lost down the mountain of my life, whirling and bouncing and racing out of sight so fast my eyes can’t follow where it goes. I...

Stung All The Way Around

It all started for me early in the month. July third, to be exact. Hot sun, lazy afternoon, just finished a cool glass of mint tea. I was walking barefoot to go gather some blackberries at the park near my house. I stepped on a honeybee in the short summer grass. Very...

Love and Determination

It's a blurry shot, but this past weekend I took my son on a hike to a fantastic waterfall. We climbed over slick fallen logs and waded through cool, fresh water. The air smelled warm and wild. He doesn't know I have lyme disease. I can't bear to tell him. Sometimes I...

The Challenge Of Lyme Disease

I was diagnosed with chronic late-stage lyme disease in 2014. It effects my ability to focus and to write. To do anything at all. Despite everything I've survived in my life, I've never faced a challenge that parallels healing from this disease. I've struggled to find...

The Thin Man

Last month I took a weekend trip on the Amtrak train. It was my first time riding in uncounted years, and that morning I excitedly snapped pictures as I watched new sights rush away through the window. On the journey home...