Random Questions – Post #2

If you’re new to our “weird/random/oversharing” corner of the Internet, or if you need a refresher, check out Random Questions – Post #1.  For the veterans, welcome home.  Make yourself comfortable!  Random Question #2: How do you address reading a series, especially one that went through “fanatical hype” before you picked it up?  Say, a… Continue reading Random Questions – Post #2

Random Questions – Post #1

Admit it – we all have them.  When we’re kids, we seem to vocalize every random question.  I don’t know at what age we stop sharing them with other people.  I’m pretty sure we stop so that no one slaps us silly.  But, we all still have these random thoughts from time to time.  I… Continue reading Random Questions – Post #1

Thoughts on Trump’s “Impeachment”

It’s all over the news, and I feel I have to comment on it. I’m a liberal.  On the “Radical Scale” (that I just made up), I’m somewhere between “Elizabeth Warren” & “Bernie Sanders.”  That means I have all sorts of crazy ideas: Women are people; full-fledged, unique individuals who deserve to define their own… Continue reading Thoughts on Trump’s “Impeachment”

Beautiful Procrastination

I have so many blog posts in the works & ideas, it makes my head spin. Also, my beloved cat, is trying to stress me to death. Again. First time was in October 2017... but, that's another blog idea, I'm sure. 😉 Things are heading in the right(ish) direction now, so I'm back to work!… Continue reading Beautiful Procrastination

Present for Mother’s Day

For anyone who doesn’t have access to calendars, doesn’t hear radio/TV ads, doesn’t visit retail stores, nor doesn’t have ads on their computer, this Sunday is Mother’s Day.  Typically, it’s celebrated with breakfast in bed, flowers, &/or chocolate.  Sometimes, people celebrate it by taking the kids out & giving Mom a couple of hours to… Continue reading Present for Mother’s Day

Yahrzeit & “Apathy Blanket” (Poem)

Maybe I should have made this into two separate posts.  I'm sure the title has people confused as heck! Hopefully some of you stuck around to find out what it means. “Yahrzeit” is a Yiddish word.  It means “anniversary,” but it typically comes up in the form of remembering the death of a loved one. … Continue reading Yahrzeit & “Apathy Blanket” (Poem)

BOOK REVIEW: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

So, another life goal of mine is to read all the books recommended in Harold Bloom’s The Western Canon.  This list fell out of fashion (in many ways, thank goodness) because it’s basically “the dead white guys who wrote stuff” list.  However, someone told me it used to be the indication of a well-read person… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Everyone’s A Critic – How To Turn Off Negative Thoughts, Part 2

In Everyone’s A Critic – How To Turn Off Negative Thoughts, Part 1, I shared some of the negative thoughts that plague me & tips from my stress management course on “unpacking” them. TANGENT:  If anyone knows the origin of the phrase “unpacking” to mean digging deeper into understanding a subject, please tell me all… Continue reading Everyone’s A Critic – How To Turn Off Negative Thoughts, Part 2

Everyone’s a Critic: How to Turn Off Negative Thoughts, Part 1

For a long time, I’ve wanted to talk about a free stress management course my gym offered.  Unfortunately, ever time I started, a voice in the back of my head piped up: “Stop, you idiot!  No one cares what you have to say.  No one will read your posts.  A 5th-grader could write better than… Continue reading Everyone’s a Critic: How to Turn Off Negative Thoughts, Part 1