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queen of inertia | queen of inertia

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May.08.2009
Why is it I sabotage myself so often and so completely? No one has it out for me with quite the vigor I do. If only I employed a portion of that energy to move forward instead of reinforcing the chains that restrain me.  How will I learn to unbind my homemade fetters? How, if learned, will I summon...
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Mar.15.2009
My youngest son and his girlfriend have returned to campus. We are empty nesters once more. I'm fine with that. I miss my sons when they are not home and love to see them. But when they return to school, I enjoy the quiet and calm once more.  Tonight my husband and I will teach, as we do on Sundays...
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Mar.14.2009
I'm so excited for Monday morning! Never in all my working days have I looked forward to Monday. Monday's quiet will bring my first opportunity to work on my life. To write. To read. To think. I can't wait. Yay, unemployment!  Never has a better thing happened to the Queen of Inertia!
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Feb.19.2009
My version of spring fever: every year around March I want to run away. I once imagined taking my husband and kids along, looking at homes for sale in Maine, New Mexico, Oregon and even Austrailia. Seeking employment, checking schools. This year is new - I want to run away, just me. Our sons are...
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Dec.05.2008
This afternoon our office closes for the annual holiday party, but we're instructed to tell our clients we're at a meeting and give them our private mobile phone numbers. We will car pool to a local restaurant. A few poor souls, those presently - some chronically - disfavored by what I will...
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Nov.26.2008
“Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill made low; the crooked straight, and the rough places plain.” – George Frideric Handel’s oratorio “Messiah"As a person who cherishes diversity, these are not thrilling words to me. Chilling perhaps, but not thrilling.“Behold, a virgin...
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Nov.22.2008
I long to travel. Near or far, I care not. My eyes crave variety, beauty, interest. Beginning today, I have nine days away from my workaday world - a gift. How will I spend it? I will only travel a bit, I'm afraid, constrained by a budget of time, money and expectations. But I hope that I will be...