have we actually passed it?
The other day I watched a documentary called Cowspiracy, and although I found it to be very informative, the information was not necessarily news to me. Well, the statistics were a bit shocking, as I have not looked into this subject in several years, but I’ve known that the issues are more important than a lot of people seem to think, and that our food sources are a much bigger contributor towards the climate issues than any of the major agencies have been stating, because, after all, no one wants to anger the big industries, e.g. beef. As Frank Herbert wrote in his novel, Dune, “He who controls the Spice, controls the universe!“, and let’s face it, the companies that have the most money, control a lot more than you may be aware of. However, this is not a post about corruption in politics, or how much our system needs an overhaul, this is about my thoughts on this documentary. Continue reading
Reality is in the mind of the observer
Watching Parking Wars left me dumbfounded, because I could not comprehend why so many people were getting so angry with the Parking Authority Officer for giving them a parking ticket. The officer was simply doing their job, and the driver was clearly in the wrong the majority of the time. Yes, the officers did/do make mistakes, they are, after all, human. However, the majority of the time, they were/are spot-on. Continue reading
There are times, when I look in the mirror, that I do not recognize myself. There is a picture in my mind, and it doesn’t always match reality. Time seems to pass at lightening speed; I mean, didn’t we just celebrated Christmas a week or so ago? Look at the calendar, June is half way over*! Continue reading
You don’t get older, you get better
Birthday Week officially begins today; tomorrow starts a month long celebration (there are tons of June birthdays in our group). Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of this week, are all days I celebrate the births of people I know and love. Friday is not only the birthday of one of my dear friends, it is mine as well. Continue reading
There was a time, a few years ago, where I practiced no tech Tuesdays. I had my phone, but the only thing I could use it for was phone calls, and replying to text messages. I did not play games, I did not get on Facebook or Instagram. This gave me a time to focus strictly on other mundane things, such as reading, writing, spending time in the great outdoors. It was nice, and I did it for several months, but somehow I got away from it. I’ve been thinking about bringing it back but choosing either a different day or possibly changing the rules. Continue reading
I was diagnosed with ADHD the year I turned 40. Now, this is not the worst news I’ve ever received, but it was one that brought on a spectrum of emotions. Two of which were relief, and anger. I was relieved, because it really explained a lot about some of the issues I’ve had for as long as I can remember. However, there was anger, from years of hearing that I was being rude because I wasn’t paying attention, or the countless number of times I got in trouble for wiggling in my seat, or ‘zoning out’ during a conversation. I eventually worked through the emotions, and learned to embraced this part of me. Continue reading
Sometimes looking back can make you appreciate the present
I have begun the process of sorting through things in preparation for our upcoming move. This is always difficult for me, because even though I’m not a ‘hoarder‘, there are things I like to hold on to because you just never know when you are going to need something. Continue reading
I do not know exactly how or when this happened, but it seems to me that over the last several years, I’ve been noticing more and more that some people have begun to think that they are owed something. It is as if they believe that simply because they want something, they should be able to have it. I am unsure if it is human nature, learned behavior, or if it is peer pressure. I know I dealt with this, to some degree, with my own daughters. I used it as an opportunity for learning. I explained to them over, and over again a few important facts about life: Continue reading
Teaching an ‘Old Dog’ a new trick
Many times words start out meaning one thing, and then over time, because people have started using them incorrectly, and it catches on – on purpose or not, the meanings either change, or the word has multiple definitions. For example, the word diet. Originally, it simply referred to what was regularly eaten, it had nothing to do with trying to lose weight, which is the definition most people think of when you say this four-letter word. Continue reading
I’ll get a round to it,eventually!
I’m actually not sure when I started having problems getting motivated to get up and move. Sad to say, but it is quite possible that it began before I was born. I mean, if I was comfortable, and cozy where I was, and I was able to sleep all the time, yeah – I didn’t go voluntarily.It isn’t that I’m lazy. I am actually a hard worker, when I’m doing something for someone else that is; however, if it is something for myself, I procrastinate. I don’t know if it is that I just do not consider myself a priority, or that I just would rather do anything other than workout, or work on my personal projects. Continue reading