She’d been saying it for years. I had just never listened. I could already see her “I told you so” dance and wicked smile of victory when I finally would get the chance to share the news, but the two of us had been slowly losing contact. Not in a negative “Oh no Roc! What about true love? Don’t lose her!” kind of way; rather more in a “Yes it’s good to be busy but when I can come up for air?” kind of way. Continue reading
More gym. More drones. More grit. More Roc. Use that pain, that emotion to fuel you forward. Driven. Focused. My year. Get more done. Longing. Loneliness. Fuel. I got this, just like a thousand times before. Me. Pushing against the universe. Continue reading
I win. I love you.
I’d love to tell you this is a romantic story about a man missing a woman, sitting down to savour a soothing cup of cocoa she had bought him before her departure, and that as he wrapped himself inside a blanket, bundled up contently on the couch in their quarters to stay warm during one of the station’s frequent malfunctions, he sipped gently on the frothy liquid, smiling at the little things she did for him. Continue reading
What most people didn’t realize is that manufacturers always appealed to the lowest common denominator. This was often in part due to the harmonized regulations they would have to adhere to, and/or to reduce production costs, and/or to accommodate TTP Continue reading
There was a time after my retirement from the military that I haven’t spoken of. Looking back at my ramblings I wonder if it’s because perhaps my younger self didn’t think it was an important stage of my growth as individual, or not a critical piece of my story. Continue reading