When negativity gets you to vacillate between numbness & catastrophizing, & then throws you overboard…

My entire past week has been something for my mental record books regarding bad behavior (toward myself). Cue a mysterious ailment and I've gone off the deep end. I'm sitting here now, trying to just breathe in and sip a bit of 7Up to settle my messed up stomach after a week of terrible eating … Continue reading When negativity gets you to vacillate between numbness & catastrophizing, & then throws you overboard…

Wasn’t expecting to see this, & had never heard of a restaurant that’s totally okay with killing you… til now.

For the record, that pic looks tame compared to what I just saw... I think I just saw a glimpse of one of the circles of hell! Well, maybe the restaurant in question is not totally "okay" with it, but they definitely seem up front with the truth that eating their food could put you … Continue reading Wasn’t expecting to see this, & had never heard of a restaurant that’s totally okay with killing you… til now.

More Capitol officers injured, 1 dead. WTF is wrong with people in this country?

It's still too new and we don't know enough yet, but it seems clear to me folks are either high on meth and other psychosis-inducing crap, or high on hate. I'm leaning toward both, considering the past year and change (and the past four before it). I just saw this a bit ago and was … Continue reading More Capitol officers injured, 1 dead. WTF is wrong with people in this country?

Can we say the Texas Government is batting 0 for 2 against mother nature in 2021?

I thought something was up when I was at the grocery store on Sunday. Probably only half the folks in there were wearing a mask. I should've known that was a sign of things to come. Nobody hassling them, nobody paying attention. But I sure noticed it. People were happy to be out and about, … Continue reading Can we say the Texas Government is batting 0 for 2 against mother nature in 2021?

This Way for the Gas, Ladies & Gentlemen, by Tadeusz Borowski

My Copy: 9780140186246 (image from bn.com) It's not a long book, but I had to spend some time pondering it, because I'm not certain how to feel. I feel it's importance, and am mystified why it's not better known when it comes to Holocaust-related works. Several of the short stories were indeed published just after … Continue reading This Way for the Gas, Ladies & Gentlemen, by Tadeusz Borowski

That feeling when you’ve overlooked the obvious (in your fish tank)…

I've spent days getting little done and yet having full days. I've also wanted the weather to warm up a bit so the water I'd need to put in my fish tanks would be warmer, too. Maybe I'm too cautious, but the quickest way to refill the tanks and get things balanced is with my … Continue reading That feeling when you’ve overlooked the obvious (in your fish tank)…

Borrowed Q #157: Jan 6, 2021 was… a “revolution” of what, exactly?

This is just a small question in a fabulous post by the great John Pavlovitz written two days ago. I had to think of what was bugging me (other than everything) about the "Tit Offensive" as some have called it ("Beer Gut Putsch" works, too). But that's what I found disconcerting, because from my understanding, … Continue reading Borrowed Q #157: Jan 6, 2021 was… a “revolution” of what, exactly?

For those (like me) who assumed deniers that get COVID-19 will finally see the light… not so fast.

photo credit: SeattleTimes.com (David Horsey, op ed 11-17-2020) I saw a few clips about this nurse's tweet. From South Dakota, Nurse Jodi Doering finally had to express herself on her night off. I don't have Twitter, but you can find her viral tweet without much difficulty, I assume. The gist of it is even while … Continue reading For those (like me) who assumed deniers that get COVID-19 will finally see the light… not so fast.

The Great Lady has gone today. And tomorrow, the really sick & twisted games begin…

photo from commons.wikimedia.org I saw a brief blip when I was scrolling through YouTube earlier (which I mostly had on for noise) and it said that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was gone. I didn't react at first, just read the clip title and moved on. I suppose I wasn't ready to think on that. I just … Continue reading The Great Lady has gone today. And tomorrow, the really sick & twisted games begin…

A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice & Fire #5), by George R. R. Martin

My Copy: 9780553582017 (image from bn.com) I can't believe it took me over two months to finish this book. I actually read the last two hundred pages last night because I was so eager to get through them and I couldn't sleep, so why not? The action increased its pace nicely with some quiet moments … Continue reading A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice & Fire #5), by George R. R. Martin