2019

Making Peace with Me

I’m exploring ideas of solitude. Not complete solitude, but I’ve realized I’ve always rather enjoyed my own company. I also like going places with just me, or only one other person, namely, my husband. I’ve realized that I am a person who likes to think. I’m reading about others who’ve […]

The Mountains Are Calling

The sun rises in the east, and sets in the west. Moss grows on the north side of a tree. Water flows downhill, in case you ever lose your compass. The above paragraph/poem is something I wrote down, memorized, from things I was told when I was younger. ( If […]

Ergo Ego

“There is something about yourself that you don’t know. Something that you will deny even exists until it’s too late to do anything about it. It’s the only reason you get up in the morning, the only reason you suffer the shitty boss, the blood, the sweat and the tears. […]

R.E.M.

I just got home from a couple of (sober) perspective altering days in the mountains. I’m contemplating, mulling, a post about that, but it got me to thinking about these quotes, and this R.E.M.Β  song. “We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all of our exploring, Will […]

Earthquake Weather

This implies that I smoke cigarettes. I don’t. I value my lungs. I used to smoke cigarettes, and I was excellent at it. Here’s the thing, I am a thinking person. I am also a feeling one. Shallow waters, I ain’t. I can create beautifully themed web layouts for myself […]

What Makes You Happy?

Here’s a quote from the book “Illusions”, by Richard Bach… “In the path of our happiness shall we find the learning for which we have chosen this lifetime.” That makes the question pretty simple, though perhaps the answer(s) won’t be.Β  What makes you happy? When are you the happiest? What […]

Illusions

So, let’s talk about this book for a minute, “Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah” by Richard Bach. I read this book when I was eighteen. A young man […]

The Great Winnowing

The great winnowing has begun. My little foray into my five minutes of thinking I might sell-off some of the things I’ve collected over the last however many ( many) years has led to the great winnowing! In the last however many days, I’ve donated a trunk-load of stuff that […]

Undone

In 2019, for about five minutes, I tried not to be a writer. That didn’t work out. I’ve done too much work to quit. That’s all I have to say about it. TS

To Thine Own Self, Be True

“To thine own self, be true.” Polonious, in Hamlet by William Shakespeare Be true to yourself Never tell everything you know.   My “heroes” have often been those who had the wherewithal to stay true to themselves regardless. They’ve also been people who got up and went on even if […]

Praise

Praise If you were a poem, If you were a song, I would read you all day, And sing you all night long.       Going into the very last days of April, the end of National Poetry month. But, every day is a good day for poetry. I […]

At Ease With One’s Self

The people I’ve loved the most are those so confidently at ease with themselves, that they put others at ease. If there’s a guy railing against bacon, why it’s bad for you and no one should ever eat bacon because he hates it, and no one should ever listen to […]