Okay, this is gonna require some explanation. And no, I haven't changed my last name to Scrooge for the hell of it. Bah, humbug, 2020! Anyway, I was looking at a lot of posts in Reddit and other places and noticed the surge of posts regarding "sharing" Christmas gifts. More specifically, parents insisting that something … Continue reading Q#155: Is it time to re-assess teaching kids that they HAVE to share, especially siblings?
It's become clear to me that other than our tempers, when it comes to the big things, my mother and I are polar opposites. I started yesterday morning off fine & was taking pics of some of what I was pulling from the garden (didn't want to risk losing them to the storm). We had … Continue reading I may have orphaned myself yesterday, but only time (& more dreadful conversations) will tell…
My Copy: 9780345535429 (image from bn.com) I gotta admit, this one took a month or better to get through because so much and so little seemed to be going on all through it. But I have a feeling getting through this hurdle will mean the next installation will just take off running. A Clash of … Continue reading A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice & Fire #2), by George R. R. Martin
My Copy: 9781501124815 (image from bn.com) I spent all yesterday finishing this book and thinking about it. It's not the best non-fiction book I've read, but it had so much that made me think, and made me want to research more. Pure... is self-explanatory. The author uses much of her own experiences to talk about … Continue reading Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women & How I Broke Free, by Linda Kay Klein
I know I've griped about "mistaken identity" comedies in several Shakespeare posts by now, but this one's definitely different than the rest. The motives are simple and the need for identity swap is more intelligent than I think I've seen in the other Shakespearean comedies. The biggest draw has to be the heroine, Helen. She's … Continue reading “All’s Well That Ends Well,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare
I love Super Mario Bros. Anyhoo... I suppose being sick for over a solid week has just screwed me up. First it was allergies, then it was a full-blown cold. The weather can't make up it's mind. it's supposed to be in the 80 degree range this week then jump straight into summer, at least, … Continue reading Digging that side tunnel: a cousin to rock-bottom
My Copy: 9780760726242 (image scanned by me) Sheesh, all these classics and I aren't getting along very well. Considering I've got some Irish in me, I'm a little miffed that I couldn't get into this one. I tried four times over the past month, re-read the introduction twice, and then when it came down to … Continue reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce
I'm sure there's some startled blinking going on at that question. I mean, who the hell wouldn't want somebody else to pay their debts off, really? You probably wouldn't be the first; I haven't found any articles about this very concern. Most of Google is focused on debt consolidation or asking parents if they think … Continue reading #061–How do you keep parents from trying to pay off your debts for you?
I'm declaring Feb 21st - 22nd, 2018 as my rock bottom, and I'll be damned before I let myself get that far down again: emotionally, physically, and financially. The epiphany I had in mid January really came to a drastic crossroad this week, and I really have to put the pedal to the metal and … Continue reading This week on the trip to rock bottom…
This is beyond New Year's Resolutions (which are already on shaky ground). This is about an over-arching goal I need to work on, to keep it simmering in the background as I try various other things. I discovered this goal probably a week after writing those initial resolutions. In 2018, my goal is to do … Continue reading 2018: This sleeper must awaken…