If you don't currently avail yourself of your public library and you've got time, I encourage you to find out what they have to offer. You might be pleasantly surprised. I've spent the last few weeks taking advantage of the free resources available through my community's public library. I've gotta say, it's been amazing! I … Continue reading check out your public library
Ever since I let the dance genie out of the bottle, I didn't think it would ever be contained again. It never occurred to me that it might become maimed or even killed. I released the genie during my first year in college. Despite paralyzing shyness, my college friends egged me on until I "danced" … Continue reading did i kill my dance genie?
It's shocking how much love you can feel for a pet. And how much they can teach you. Among the many things my little dogs have taught me is that I likely have misophonia which a strong reaction to sound, usually a specific sound. I'm guessing mouth noises comprise the bulk of sounds that drive … Continue reading love over misophonia
"Don't do anything you'll regret later." When I was 20, I couldn't imagine anything except living a bold life that was free of regret. I had unbounded faith in my ability to conquer whatever the world threw at me. I was in my forties when the summation of my life began to take shape and … Continue reading exploring the sea of regret on the good ship “mid-life crisis”
I bask in the glow of a conquest. I entered the most mysterious and impenetrable realm of automotive black box voodoo and came out the other side a wiser, more confident car owner. One week ago, the only thing I knew about fuse boxes was that a grid of colorful fuses plugged into the top … Continue reading the mystery when lights go out
I ran late to my dance troupe rehearsal this evening and was impatient to get to the studio because of it. So, while the car in front of me was traveling at a perfectly reasonable rate, I decided to pass. While passing, the vehicle began matching my speed, accelerating right along with me. "What a … Continue reading a look in the mirror
This will be quick. Writing a blog post every day is the only resolution I've come close to satisfying. I didn't anticipate the enormous time suck of writing a blog. At least not the way I've gone about it. I'm not going to stop doing it but I do need to rethink my approach. As … Continue reading 2018-ish resolutions progress
It's so easy to fall into despair when watching the news. I don't know if it's the news' propensity to focus on doom and gloom or my tendency to ruminate over negativity that plunges me into dark places. Probably an unfortunate combination of the two. Either way, I end up scared, angry, or dispirited and diving … Continue reading reminder to myself