Thursday, February 27, 2014

"Mornings" by Kerry A. Vill


Time to wake up
Get out the door
My eyes are angry slits on my face
Above my mouth, tight as a prune
Jaw muscles bunching
Teeth grinding
Shoulders somewhere near my ears
Rigid muscles down my back
Take a deep breathe
Breathe in peace
Breathe out release
This too shall pass
Clear your face
Turn around
Have a good rest of the day
You’re late, hurry
The door slams
Pull away
Crank up the music
Loud so the car shakes
Give me a beat
Breathe, breathe
Let the tension melt away
Dissolve into music notes
No more white knuckles on the steering wheel
Shake it out
Three hours after waking
Late to work


by Kerry A. Vill aka 2/26/14

Friday, February 14, 2014

My Epic, Awesome Personal Dating Ad

me, duh
So it's Valentine's Day.  With that in mind, I have decided to post an "Epic, Awesome Personal Dating Ad".  I have no idea how to meet someone special, so I just started writing and this is what happened and I am tossing it out there to the universe.  Feel free to forward it.  Here we go…

 I seek a kind, generous and brave person with similar values, interests and background.  I seek someone who is creative, altruistic, intelligent, honest and complicated.  I am pansexual, which for me means that I am looking mostly for a brunette with blue-green-grey eyes who has the above-mentioned personal qualities.  Gender is irrelevant.  I currently live in Eugene, but I would be willing to relocate (eventually) to Portland or Ashland, Oregon, or relocate back to Los Angeles for the right person.

 If you have kids also, that’s great; I like kids of all ages.  I am the mom of a brilliant, challenging and exceptional special needs ten year old son.  I also live with a cat that I serve and obey.  It is essential that you genuinely like kids and family life for a relationship to work because that is a priority to me.

Words that describe me include idealistic, intelligent, compassionate, intense and complex. I have the ability to curse like a sailor as the need arises or if I just fucking feel like it.  I am spiritual and ethical, but not at all religious.  I have an incurable and insatiable drive to make the world a better place.  I am a great cook, a music lover, and an enthusiastic but neglectful gardener.  I read voraciously and love the theater, concerts and cultural events. I like sci-fi movies and action flicks, but I have a secret soft spot for romances like Sense & SensibilityNotting Hill, the intro of Up and The Terminator.  I have a wicked sense of humor, but people seem to like it, or they run away and it’s not an issue.

this is NOT me
After college, I escaped to Hollywood where I fell unexpectedly in love with film and television production. I am incredibly proud of having worked on Star Trek: Deep Space NineStar Trek: First Contact, and ellen (among many other shows and movies).  I currently work as a preschool teacher and at a non-profit that supports families with special needs children here in Eugene.  My mind insists that I am 35 years old but my birth certificate says I am 45.  I am 5’4”, curvy, solid and strong and am a brunette with brown eyes.   “Old enough to know better and young enough not to care” is definitely applicable. 

 I want to wake up next to my beloved and compare morning bed-head hair, make pancakes every Saturday for breakfast and create a home refuge where the laughter of happy children is a constant background noise.  I have enjoyed being single, but now want a down-to-earth romance with someone special for the rest of my life.  I am a bit scared to be doing this.  I am doing it anyway.  Synchronicity is afoot, and I must see where she leads.  

Email me at and let’s talk.  

So, there it is

Happy Birthday, Simon Pegg!

Happy Birthday to the amazingly talented Simon Pegg!  Hope you have a fantastic day!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Paul Walker and Reach Out Worldwide

I liked Paul Walker.  He was in one of my favorite movies, Timeline.  And I had no idea this was going on.  He started a charity organization called Reach Out Worldwide, which transports volunteers to areas affected by catastrophic disasters in order to provide assistance.  THIS is the power of celebrity used correctly.  Well done, sir.  RIP.