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A poem on consumerism

A poem on consumerism

I now know that I have gotten it all wrong. That rope there should LOOK good, not be strong. That phone should be modern, stylish and chic. And not make you look like a total geek. That car should say, “You ARE the man!” And not be something practical, like a van. Silly me, I ... Read More
That time o’ year again?

That time o’ year again?

In recent weeks, I have made a determined effort to live a less … DIGITAL … lifestyle. Since I made the decision to do this, I have been involved in the development of three new web sites (one of them a store site), started a Go Fund Me campaign, and updated another one of my ... Read More
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Gratuitousnous (<-- is that a word?)

I haven’t posed here in a few, so figured I would do a quickie with some gratuitous  … link shout outs. Mostly for me. After all I need all the help I can get. First of all, since I haven’t specifically begged here yet … WHATEVER YOU DO, DON’T CLICK ON THIS LINK … Did ... Read More
Ranting randomly

Ranting randomly

I am feeling feisty today. Which means maybe it is time for a good ole rant. Haven’t had one for a while. But since I don’t have a specific rant at the moment, I will try something new … a stream of conscious rant. Who knows what I might “yell” about next? I guess my ... Read More
Paradoxically Creative

Paradoxically Creative

A couple of posts ago, I mentioned the realization that we are always surrounded by inspiration. The trick is opening our senses to it. The challenge is not a lack of inspiration, but the lack of consistency in those who seek it. We humans are pretty fickle beings, changing from moment to moment … even ... Read More
Me just being ME (so she can be SHE)

Me just being ME (so she can be SHE)

It may seem odd, but one of the questions I find the toughest to answer is when I am asked, “What do you do for a living?” Even back in the days when I had something resembling a traditional working life, I never quite knew how to answer that question. As far as I am ... Read More
In search of inspiration

In search of inspiration

I woke up one morning feeling very unmotivated. I just could not find any good reason to do much of … well … anything. Usually I have all sorts of ideas of what I might like to do now, but that particular now, I simply had nothing. Something was simply … missing. I thought for ... Read More
Putting one foot in front of the other (for a change)

Putting one foot in front of the other (for a change)

As part of my pursuit of a better me, I use Lumosity. Lumosity is a site devoted to exercising the brain. I have always believed keeping the brain strong is just as important as keeping the body healthy. Add to this the history in my family of brain related diseases ... Read More
A bit o’ newness

A bit o’ newness

I am trying something new. Trying something new is not actually new to me. A me that was was always trying something new … often so much that it is questionable if anything ever got old. More recent mes seem to have gotten mired in the old, and maybe even a little … frightened … ... Read More
Democracy, American Style

Democracy, American Style

Diehard DEMOCRATS: Diehard REPUBLICANS The minority (i.e. PEOPLE WITH BRAINS WHO ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT DEMOCRACY)