My brain works in mysterious ways. Something like that guy who is so popular on Sundays. I, however, am not always that serious and very far from popular. I am much more realistic though because I am a non-fiction, tangible character. Some of the things I ponder may not change the world, but they would … Continue reading Random Questions I Feel A Need To Ask
No one ever asked me that question, which was a damn good thing because I didn't have a clue. I don't think I was alone in this. Most people don't fall into the category of precocious ten-year olds who say they are going to be a marine biologist then grow up to become one. I … Continue reading What do you want to be when you grow up?
Don't treat me special because I am a woman. Treat me equal because I am a human being. This is my mantra. March 8th is International Women's Day and honestly the only reason I know this is because I received an email yesterday from Canada's largest bookstore chain promoting it for the purpose of selling … Continue reading Don’t treat me special because I am a woman.
Listening to the radio the other day I heard a statistic that made me wonder about the nature of human beings these days and how such intelligent creatures have evolved to the point that they seem to be regressing. In other words becoming a lot less intelligent. I'm trying to refrain from using the word … Continue reading A Wrinkly Statistic Of Human Regression
WordPress doesn't like my computer any more, and that kind of ticks me off. In actuality, it is probably my browser that it doesn't like, but that doesn't tick me off any less. It all started a couple of months ago when I logged in to WordPress and tried to create a new post. I … Continue reading Officially Obsolete
In these times of heightened concerns about scams and identity theft, I would like to know who’s brilliant (read this with a sarcastic tone) idea it was to take my name and address and print it over and over again on ugly personal labels in an attempt to entice me to donate to a cause. … Continue reading How Dare You Use My Personal Info
I'm asking. Do I? Do I really look like someone who needs advice? I must because I seem to get a disproportionate amount of free advice from people. Maybe it is because I appear younger than I am. Or at least I used to. I was a late bloomer who, for years, looked younger than … Continue reading Do I look Like I Need Advice?
It sounds idyllic doesn't it? Moving out of the city or even out of the suburbs to the country where nature surrounds you, where the grey of cement is replaced by the green of trees and the sounds of birds are more prevalent than the sounds of vehicles. It is idyllic, it really is for … Continue reading Don’t Move To The Countryside If…
Please don't be one of those people who, somewhere between the age of 80 and 90, look at themselves and say: I never thought I would get this way. What did you think was going to happen? Why would you think you are different from everyone else? Everyone alive eventually gets that way. Everyone alive … Continue reading Please Don’t Be One Of Those People
Those of us who live on the east coast are used to the wind. We get plenty of it. Sometimes blowing in off the ocean in the form of tropical storms and the occasional hurricane, toppling trees or just taking their tops off. Sometimes coming from the other direction as infamous Nor'Easters that can bring … Continue reading Where’s That Damn Wind When You Need It?
Photo Jenn Stone. If you think an extended period at home results in me having a cleaner house, think again. Oh I know people who are scrubbing walls and taking this time to do a regular old-fashioned spring cleaning, but I am not one of them. This is something I have relegated to the past, … Continue reading The Fine Art Of Pandemic Housecleaning Procrastination
Photo by Jenn Stone Twice a year, in the fall, usually in October, and in the spring, usually in April, my sinuses decide to prove to me that they can make my life miserable. They get congested and drip down my throat, resulting in a constant thickness that can make my voice sound like it … Continue reading Sinuses? …Or That Other Thing?
Photo by Jude Beck on Unsplash It's February. The month when couples have fourteen days to try to find the perfect way to express their undying love for each other. I guarantee most people will still be figuring it out on the 13th. If nothing else, they will buy a card. Who's idea was all … Continue reading Skip The Card… Buy The Wine
Photo: Jenn Stone. Before takeout became so convenient and easy; and before takeout containers started to pile up in landfills and destroy the planet, people cooked weekday dinners. They had no choice. There wasn't takeout joints on every corner or Uber Eats to bring food straight to our door. Pizza was one of the … Continue reading The Lost Art Of Cooking Weekday Dinners
Photo by Cristina Zaragoza on Unsplash. Is this Narcissistic? A question I ask myself every time I publish a blog post. Every time I throw my thoughts and feelings out into the world for others to read and occasionally comment on. At the rate of one post per week for the past while, I have … Continue reading Is This Narcissistic?