Making Lists and Wondering… What the Hell

May 16 I’ve been making a lot of lists.  Movies to watch, tv shows to watch, dystopian books I’ve read, tasks to do, tasks done.  I’ve worked on budgets for us, for K’s parents, for the rentals.  I’ve walked the dogs with K, perused random things on the internet, and read too many news stories. Continue reading “Making Lists and Wondering… What the Hell”

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I Think a Thousand Thoughts… and Nothing At All

I write poems. I have for a long time. Some of them are not for public cosumption. Some of them are angsty and old and… telling. I was reading some of them today. Some of my old poems. Perception is weird. Sometimes I like them. Sometimes I don’t. Today I liked this one. The sunContinue reading “I Think a Thousand Thoughts… and Nothing At All”

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52 Thoughts: Third Thought

Lately I’ve been struck by how much our culture has sadly moved to a do as I say not as I do philosophy.  If you want to relate it to politics, it’s both sides saying about the other that this or that has been said and it’s terrible, unconscionable, awful, then they turn around andContinue reading “52 Thoughts: Third Thought”

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52 Thoughts: First Thought

  It’s 2017.  I’m happy about it.  I kept waiting for it, ready to start anew.  Ready for a reboot. Last year was stressful.  Surprising and tense and divisive and nasty.  Many good things happened in my life, but I was greatly affected by everything happening in the world, and that stuff, the stuff splashedContinue reading “52 Thoughts: First Thought”

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Words to Live By (Part 1)

“The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It’s not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It’s encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way.”  ― Carlos Barrios, Mayan elder andContinue reading “Words to Live By (Part 1)”

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Ramblings From a Cafe

I’m sitting in a café in Brookfield, Wisconsin. A three and a half/four-hour drive from home, it really didn’t take that long to get here. It’s windy outside, and there’s blue sky. How did I get here? K had a meeting today, corporate headquarters, etc., etc. She’s being a suit, and actually had to putContinue reading “Ramblings From a Cafe”

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Boxes to Fill and It’s Raining Outside

I’m sitting here at the computer not doing what I’m supposed to be doing, but then… exactly what am I supposed to be doing? Packing. Yes, I should be packing. Books into tubs to take, kitchen glasses, plates, etc. Those are my tasks. I need to get to them. Yet, I blog, I surf, IContinue reading “Boxes to Fill and It’s Raining Outside”

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A Couple of Good Films

We also saw a couple of pretty darn good movies in the last few days. The first, Lars and the Real Girl, a very quirky and sweet little movie written by Nancy Oliver and starring Ryan Gosling. I won’t try to explain it here other than to say that the movie has an almost fable-esqueContinue reading “A Couple of Good Films”

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