Posts Categorized: People

Serendipitous

Or, how I love it when a plan comes together. Sometimes, things just work out for the better and the pieces fall into place, through simple good fortune. Such was my week as a non-hermit. As we all know, I prefer the solitary, seldom bothered life of a hermit. Or as much as a member of… Read more »

I’m too young or too healthy to watch cable news

I must admit, I’ve been somewhat magnetized to the news over the past several months. And while it’s maddening the number of channels there are out there, I’ve whittled my flipping between CNN, MSNBC and FOX. There is some repetitiveness to the reporting, of course, even given the widely disparate viewpoints of those three cable… Read more »

It’s tough being perfect

After many, many walks with my iPhone playlist, I decided to create a “super favorites” short list (which still ended up being over 3 hours of music) for my little 5-mile excursions. Of course, since these were super favorites, I found myself belting out some lyrics to one of the tunes. Before 7 am in… Read more »

The dilemma of being needed

Like many people, I’ve taken away a lot of lessons from my working life. One of the first ones I learned was the more work you do, the more you get. My elder niece is struggling with that realization these days. Another one I learned came later in my career: having all the answers (or… Read more »

Definitions

Today’s post is provided as a public service. Many of you engage in political discussions on social media. That’s self-inflicted, but it’s a free country (to this point). I’ve noticed, with some dismay, the tendency for the discussions to devolve into insults. And not even good insults. Mostly bad grammar, poor sentence construction and illogical… Read more »

It’s the personalities

I admire people with memories of their youth. There are some people who seem to have photographic memory of their delivery room…and every incident after then. I’m lucky if I remember a half-dozen things from way back then. I’ve got a memory of an incident with me, my Mom, a wedding and a pickle. I… Read more »

Thoughts on Valentine’s Day

It’s been a while since I posted about Valentine’s Day, with some valid reasons, but long-time readers know it holds a special place for me. There is the unique connection between Valentine’s Day and my Mom. There is the unique connection between Valentine’s Day and my Grandma. There is the unique connection between Valentine’s Day… Read more »

Who cries for the grass

We’re going deep dish weird today, so if you like your blog posts well-grounded (ooh, a pun!), you might need to wait until tomorrow. I’m a big believer in spirituality. Not so much the tantric chants and zen, but more the existential belief in universal consciousness. Some people might name it Mother Nature. Some, maybe,… Read more »

Disrespecter in Chief

It’s time. It’s actually well past time. It’s time to stop with the protestations and pretensions that phrases like “not being politically correct” and “telling it like it is” are equivalent to being rude and insulting. It’s time to admit that “draining the swamp” and “getting things done” are not the same as undermining and delegitimizing…. Read more »

Give it another day

I was set to publish a post about Donald Trump yesterday. In fact, I spent most of my walk composing the post. It was, I felt, a needed statement on Mr. Trump’s newest affronts. And then I nixed it. The tone was mean, fueled by righteous anger and I realized the operative emotion in my… Read more »