Author Archives: Casey

About Casey

“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’ ~ Jack Kerouac, On The Road Again

I won’t be afraid.

I feel traumatized a day after this 2016 election, but I won’t be afraid. When the first state wins pointed to Trump, I just knew that Clinton was going to lose.  I cried, hard, at what this might mean for … Continue reading

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The end of the life that I once had.

It’s nearly over. A few amendments to the divorce settlement agreement and my 19 year marriage will come to an end and that chapter of my life will be closed. We didn’t argue much about the settlement.  We divvied the … Continue reading

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On decoupling

I’m finally up for the task of taking the wedding photographs out of the frames I put them in 18.5 years ago. I’m tearful, but handling it okay. I’m handling the pictures carefully, almost reverently, and paying attention to the … Continue reading

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On learning and growing

There was a facebook meme a friend of mine posted today that resulted in a conversation I want to record here. The original meme was this: * “I have this stupid f*cking desire to fix broken people because I understand … Continue reading

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On Love

[I was able to celebrate Christmas Day with my sweetheart Grant] A friend of mine and I were texting recently. He was surprised to see how “quickly” my husband and I could fall in love again with other people. I … Continue reading

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