Category: Essays

My Thoughts on Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS)

Only in North America, where every human being possesses their own three square metre zone to command – along with the cleanest air on the planet – do we have the dignified luxury of complaining that someone in the room has put on too much patchouli before coming to the party. Read more →

The True Nature of Tattoos

I have found designing and imprinting permanent art on my body to be a soothing, cathartic and meaningful way to recognize themes, movements, changes, unions, balances and the workings of time, across the spectrum of my whole life. Read more →

Drugs Aren’t the Answer

Most of us wish there was a little magic pill that could take away all of our suffering and our worries . . . Turns out, there is. Not just one, but many. Valium, Ativan, Xanax. Read more →

Man Cave, Red Tent

All I want is a few days relief. Just a quiet session in a tent. Just a long space in which to breathe and say nothing and let my body do its unwinding. Read more →

My Career Is Mom

As I positioned my young family on the edge of significant change and we felt the wind on our nervous faces, I couldn’t ignore the feeling of loss it created. Read more →