Angst: a feeling of dread, anxiety or anguish (Dictionary.com) Teen Angst: when teenagers, for any number of reasons combined with their hormones and stress from school, get depressed. Contrary to popular beleif (sp), some teenagers actually do have it rough and have to deal with shit most adults don’t have to. Other teens don’t and …..
Here’s to the creatures large and small, of the air and land and sea (as the song goes). Here’s to the creatures that I most love and to the ones that I cannot abide. Here are my preferences and prejudices when it comes to the Animal Kingdom. There is no logic. All creatures are Nature’s …..
The morning hours just before I wake…it’s when I have my most vivid dreams. Perhaps it’s because I’m so close to waking that my dreams still lay on the surface of my consciousness. There’s no opportunity for them to be fuzzied and muddled into obscurity by another sleep cycle. This one has moved me in …..
What do you want to be when you grow up was a question I heard frequently when I was young. I’m grateful that the question was asked of me. It presumed I had the ability to determine my own fate—a presumption I didn’t always believe myself. And at various times in my life I had …..
(Camarlench,1849-1916) I think I lost a friend. Oh, at first I thought I might have just misplaced her– I’m really so forgetful these days. So I looked in all the usual places. I looked behind the curtains and in my email inbox. I looked in the plastic storage box where I keep my ‘important’ …..
www.allisontregnier.com It’s Christmas day and the sun shines boldly above a thin veil of haze. I walk the streets of my neighborhood and quiet rules the day. No cars, no familiar faces… not even a mouse. Just yesterday tempers were still frayed as cars engaged in parking space battle and last-minute shoppers foraged for last-minute …..
If you keep your eyes and ears open, occasionally you’ll be in the right place at the right time to watch the world change. Sometimes it will be obvious and at other times you’ll only realize it years later and wonder how you missed it when it happened. The shift in racial and sexual equality …..
Last night I couldn’t fall asleep which is not at all an uncommon event. It wasn’t always that way. When I was younger I slept with no awareness of the world around me. I slept so soundly that my dreams were long played out and already forgotten by the time I woke. Twelve hours on …..
If you could live in 1850 on $30,000 a year or live in 2011 on $30,000 a year, which one would you choose? $30,000 a year in 1850 would make you a very wealthy person able to afford the best care, the best housing and the finest material possessions.That was the question. Out of the …..
It was a day so hot and close that only children could function at full capacity. This was the farm where my father had lived as a boy. It was difficult to imagine the formal older man roaming these hills and playing in this creek. Difficult to picture him coming in from a hard day …..