We're in the middle of the holiday season and this is when the family drama most often gets going hard. I've also been listening to lots of stories online about tons of issues between friends, co-workers, family members... and--inevitably--someone's being asked to "be the bigger person." I think there are few phrases in the English … Continue reading Q #153: What’s your thought about “being the bigger person” in most situations?
This one came from Diane Ravich's blog this morning. I briefly remember the name Kevin Van Ausdal and then didn't hear much of anything. And now I know why. If I was running for office, what he did and how he acted is probably how I would've been. But people wanted to be angry and … Continue reading What Happened When a Nice Guy Ran Against a QAnon Candidate…
(image from Now, Voyager) For once, I decided not to let YouTube reign on the TV while I cleaned and worked on jigsaw puzzles. I mean, I have tons of movies DVR'd that I haven't watched yet, and kind of went randomly between a few. Some I got 15 minutes into and decided "no thanks," … Continue reading Watched “Now, Voyager” & “Craig’s Wife” for the first time, & noticed some odd parallels for myself…
My house still needs to be put in order and family crap is in the way. I've gone a little nuts buying fruit trees, though, so each day (if the weather's cooperated), I've managed to plant one in the past week and a half. I now have six more to go, and just have to … Continue reading The Joy of Work (-ing, on what you want to work on anyway, that is)
I could live to be 100 and still hate Sunday afternoons. I shouldn't be surprised that my most depressing moods occur around this time of the week, damn near every week. It also doesn't help that I was hanging around at home in case some visitors showed up, since they said they'd "drop by this … Continue reading #089–When does self-reflection become a self-defeating cycle?
My Copy: 9781439148815 (image from bn.com) Anyone who's a fan of (or has even seen) Apollo 13 probably remembers a guy with a crew cut and a white shirt and vest stomping out of a room yelling "Failure is not an option" during one of the many tense scenes. That guy was Gene Kranz, played … Continue reading Failure is Not An Option: Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond, by Gene Kranz
This is something that cropped up last week and kind of petered out. I haven't heard anything else, at the very least. My dad's got friends, some with their own health issues. I was startled last Tuesday when one of dad's friends (I'll call him Adam for privacy) called my cell phone out of the … Continue reading Trusting Yourself, Even When You’re Not Sure What You’re Doing
I think I saw it this morning, or maybe I mistook what I saw because I was distracted by my own dog. I don't tend to take her out in the morning right before work, but she was on the leash and I wouldn't have to chase her everywhere to get her back in the … Continue reading Another Abandoned Dog, or, Why do people have to be so damned lousy?
If there's anything I've written about the past year that I consider to be my own personal pet peeve about...well, my person...it would be my chatty, hyper tendencies in public. There have been plenty of times I've wondered why I can't buckle down and be serious. I don't think I've ever been to an office … Continue reading I think I’m starting to get out of my own way: re-examining my box