What Happened to 2018


If you’re not into gleaning insight from others’ personal experiences, this set of words probably isn’t for you.  🙂


I haven’t written anything containing chronological information about my life since I temporarily quit the internet in May.   Seven months.  Whoa.

A month before that, I published a disjointed collection of words containing an update of sorts.  I didn’t know I was in the midst of losing 6% of my year to strep throat. aWhich I contracted from a lovely group of humans with whom I was work exchanging.

The only other 2018 public snapshot of my life was published on day 2 of the year.  I shared my annual intentions.

Three public missives.

That’s it for this year!

In 2017, I wrote ten times as many.  Why?  I have two guesses.  One now, one farther down the page.

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a. Which I contracted from a lovely group of humans with whom I was work exchanging.

Blessing in the Chaos


It’s National Poetry month. If this is the only section of Half the Clothes you visit, you probably think I dropped off the face of the earth.

Au contraire.

2017: Some Things I Never Told You


I’ve spent more of these December days thinking about 2018 and looking forward than thinking about and looking back on 2017.  However, a reflection seems appropriate before excitedly charging into a fresh batch of days.

Unexpected Lesson from a Border Canyon


My former college roommate is about the most motivated, driven, action-taking person I know.  He sets a goal, puts his mind to it, and gets it done with an indestructible good attitude.