Blitz Q #170: Can you really get rid of psychosomatic symptoms long-term?

I was trying to figure out what's been wrong with me the past several days. Migraine here, nausea there, another crazy headache right now as I type this (mostly with my eyes closed to give my pain a break). My days haven't let me get much done because of it, and I've been annoyed. Things … Continue reading Blitz Q #170: Can you really get rid of psychosomatic symptoms long-term?

Q #169: When is it actually “appropriate” to “speak ill of the dead”?

This question's bugged me off and on for a while. Granted, nobody likes a Negative Nancy or a total a-hole all the time, and there are certainly times where certain things likely shouldn't be said, but I do question the whole "don't speak ill of the dead" thing. Though, thanks to social media and a … Continue reading Q #169: When is it actually “appropriate” to “speak ill of the dead”?

Staving off those demons of food temptation with… moderation & good timing?

I've been trying to find new ways to eat healthier the past few days, and spent time making salads for myself (and the birds, so to speak) while getting my schedule back on track. Yesterday was a pretty good trial run, and today seems to have done pretty well. But I was worried because I … Continue reading Staving off those demons of food temptation with… moderation & good timing?

Needing Help from the Freelancers: I’m drowning in app options for task managing / productivity

I'm not exactly a luddite, but I'm one of those folks whom the weekly/ monthly planner book, pencil and highlighters have generally done a good enough job for decades. I hate having to sign in through services like Google (which has 30 things I don't care about and maybe 1 or 2 I need, but … Continue reading Needing Help from the Freelancers: I’m drowning in app options for task managing / productivity

Blitz Q #143: Who would Republicans put forward as their presidential candidate for 2020 if they could?

I know Dump is the candidate. He's the incumbent; you just don't derail the train (even if some believe otherwise) while the party you support is already in office. It's also something that just doesn't happen: when you can get two terms, you don't just up and say nope. Well, wait--LBJ did. With all the … Continue reading Blitz Q #143: Who would Republicans put forward as their presidential candidate for 2020 if they could?

Blitz Q #128: Mass Covid-19 testing in the U.S.: How many can we really test & how long to test everybody?

I got to thinking about this a little while ago, because the more I look, the more confused I get. I'm assuming we can't test every single person in the United States who wants one right now, which rather stinks in my opinion. In a more-perfect world, a test would be great for the 300+ … Continue reading Blitz Q #128: Mass Covid-19 testing in the U.S.: How many can we really test & how long to test everybody?

Time management vs. what you want to do most…

Why I'm not sitting here listening to "Time" from The Dark Side of the Moon album on repeat makes me wonder. When things are bombarding me right and left, for some reason, that's the song I play the most. Work has been insane. One co-worker got strep throat and couldn't work one morning, so I … Continue reading Time management vs. what you want to do most…

The Secret of Cooking & Comedy is the same: timing

I had a major victory today for my life before I went to work. At least, for my immediate present and future. I finished the dishes. Considering I'd been avoiding them for a week, that's a helluva accomplishment these days. I can't help it. I HATE doing the dishes. Even something so mundane as unloading … Continue reading The Secret of Cooking & Comedy is the same: timing

I Think I Found What Will Snap Me Out of My Depressive Apathy Toward Taking Care of My House…

My Wednesday isn't done quite yet. It's just after 1 a.m., I have the dryer going, and just came back from Mos Walmart ("you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy") where I was buying mousetraps. Yeah, I had all but decided to say "screw plans" and go to bed (as … Continue reading I Think I Found What Will Snap Me Out of My Depressive Apathy Toward Taking Care of My House…

The plants are just starting to thrive… but when do I pick the fruit?

Somehow this step never occurred to me. I was so busy trying to keep these plants alive and going (after so many seedlings have died and gone back to ground) that I'm surprised to see a tiny banana pepper plant that has a four or five inch green pepper already hanging from it. Yay--something is … Continue reading The plants are just starting to thrive… but when do I pick the fruit?