Does This Manic Episode Make Me Look Fat?

Does This Manic Episode Make Me Look Fat?

I’m having trouble sleeping. And by that, I mean I am not sleeping. At all. I suffer from a low-grade degree of manic depression. Many entrepreneurial and creative types live with this malady. They are slightly off – it is the mother of double-edged swords. Our...
CPA, Interrupted

CPA, Interrupted

CPA, Interrupted I spent 25 years in the wrong profession. What made me leave? I wish I could say that I left them wanting more after Jesus spoke to me in a dream and I repented of my shallow ways…But the truth is, God knows how scrappy and determined I am. He knew I...
Don’t Tuck Yourself

Don’t Tuck Yourself

I was hanging out with some secondhand acquaintances of mine after a wedding last year.  We were hauling wood in one of the guy’s trucks as part of the wedding cleanup posse–you know, totally normal wedding stuff. Naturally, I sat in the middle of the truck’s...
We Are All Rough Drafts

We Are All Rough Drafts

We’re All Rough Drafts Some days you feel like a work in progress. Other days you feel like a real piece of work. Either way, we struggle with our lives feeling like one terrible continuous rough draft. For a perfectionist like me, this can be paralyzing. Beer League...
The Island Of Misfit Toys

The Island Of Misfit Toys

The Island of Misfit Toys Do you sometimes wake up feeling like a pink fire truck? A winged bear? A cowboy who rides an ostrich? Do you feel like that every day at your job? I’m asking for a friend, by the way. He’s an elf, but he wants to be a dentist. Find a Fellow...
T. Rexes And Typewriters

T. Rexes And Typewriters

Did you know T. rexes had great ideas? They did. They had the best ideas. They also had typewriters aplenty back in the Cretaceous period. Look it up in your dinosaur encyclopedia if you don’t believe me. One Tuesday morning about 68 million years ago, a T. rex named...
If You Give A Girl A Vyvanse

If You Give A Girl A Vyvanse

I found out in my 40’s that I have ADHD. It used to work to my advantage, but as I got older, not so much.  So for about 5 years, I have been taking Vyvanse. It’s an amazing drug if you need it – but I have noticed something that happens like clockwork after I take...
Normal Isn’t Normal

Normal Isn’t Normal

Normal isn’t normal. Mari likes to brag about how everyone at Feral Moth Media is 10% off. That’s not a reference to our bargain-basement rates…believe me, Mari has Cristal tastes on a Crystal Light budget. No, I’m referring to how the Feral Moth team has one...
Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner

Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner

My daughter didn’t get into the choir she wanted last year. She was robbed. No, she really was. What? Okay, never mind. Anyway, last weekend her choir and the one she didn’t get into (let’s call them The Diplomats) were in competition in Chicago. In the Midwest show...
Here Be Dragons

Here Be Dragons

The Strange Case of Dr. Mari and Ms. Hyde It’s embarrassing for me to write this because I’m 50, and I should know better. But let me share. As a cautionary tale. Once upon a time, there was a little girl. She got mad because someone offended her...

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