Playing with New Years Resolutions. Learning how to prioritize me.

Naturally, health is going to be on the list. The difficulty is this week especially, I have to focus on finances and getting things corrected before all the tax season stuff gets really going. That's what I hate the most, but today and tomorrow I'm dedicating myself to getting it all cleared up as best … Continue reading Playing with New Years Resolutions. Learning how to prioritize me.

A Pathetically Boring Thanksgiving That’ll Give Way to a Great Weekend…

I wasn't alone, not really. Had my finned, feathered, and pawed family around me all day, and the weather was nice enough (temperature-wise) that we spent a good chunk of time outside. I didn't get any turkey today. Didn't care about whether I got any or not, either. Started with pumpkin pie and whipped cream … Continue reading A Pathetically Boring Thanksgiving That’ll Give Way to a Great Weekend…

A Couple of Thoughts Regarding the Classic Fairy Tale “The Princess & the Pea” (now that I’m grown up & weirder)…

(picture from garryrogers.com) I was actually monitoring a class where students had to read a shorter version of "The Princess and the Pea" and then do a writing assignment to fill in the gaps. I hadn't read this story in forever, and started to remember some things that got me thinking. One of the young … Continue reading A Couple of Thoughts Regarding the Classic Fairy Tale “The Princess & the Pea” (now that I’m grown up & weirder)…

I think I finally found a “bucket list” destination far away from me…

(image from weather.com) I'm a fan of weird history, for sure, the little known stuff to the famous. I've also been a nut about shipwrecks since I first learned about the Titanic disaster as a kid, and devoured all the stories I could about all these ships being built and dying in some way (even … Continue reading I think I finally found a “bucket list” destination far away from me…

Dealing with a semi-sick bird at home, because he hates me 90% of the time & the nearest avian vet is an hour away…

I had to think hard about how old this Amazon parrot is in my house, and I realized it's been around for 3/4 of my life now. He's about 27-ish, a bird my dad picked out from a lady who had probably a thousand birds and raised them from chicks. I remember going over to … Continue reading Dealing with a semi-sick bird at home, because he hates me 90% of the time & the nearest avian vet is an hour away…

Been one of those brain-dead weeks, working too hard on some things & not enough for others.

I find it weird how some weeks happen to work out. This one's been all over the place. I've been coming home falt-out tired and not wanting to read (gasp) or anything much. I guess it's the stress catching up with me and making me just wanna go straight to sleep when I get home. … Continue reading Been one of those brain-dead weeks, working too hard on some things & not enough for others.

From Brain Pickings: “The Great Czech Playwright Turned Dissident Turned President Václav Havel on Hope”

I think I read this article four times today and just kept thinking about it, and about this man and the interesting life he led even though imprisonment and a regime that couldn't allow for change... until he did it himself. At least, I haven't read the book he published yet (sigh--another book to put … Continue reading From Brain Pickings: “The Great Czech Playwright Turned Dissident Turned President Václav Havel on Hope”

Stale from The Onion: “Sumerians Look On In Confusion as God Creates World”

I was watching oodles of YouTube vids about Christian apologetics (why I did such a thing without finishing my coffee, I don't know), and somebody in the criticism comments referenced this article. I almost spit my coffee out reading it. The article is a bit stale--nearly 10 years old--but so damn good I couldn't help … Continue reading Stale from The Onion: “Sumerians Look On In Confusion as God Creates World”