In defense of happy gripes

Little gripes we utter without even realizing we’re doing it

I call happy gripes those little worries or frustrations that occur on days when we have every reason to be at least somewhat happy with life. You know what I mean.

Days when we have a job and the boss isn’t threatening to fire us or telling us the company is going broke. A day when we’re not…



Collections of poems, articles, and musings about the patterns of life

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Anne Chisom

Writing on whatever strikes my mood, from politics to humor (or a combination of the two), to spirituality, or whatever else shows up. Retired, not in retreat.