Category Archives: essays

I was an honorary furry for a few days last week.

  Me trying on one of my son’s fursuit heads during my August 2016 trip. I completely forgot to mention this in my posts about my Florida trip.   I met a few of my son’s friends in the Tampa … Continue reading

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About my book.

For a couple of years now, I’ve talked about writing a book.    Writing and publishing a book has always been a dream of mine,  but getting motivated enough or knowing what I wanted to write about has always been … Continue reading

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My problem with pens.

I have a house full of old, nonworking pens.  It’s not because I want them.   Keeping up with pens and throwing away old ones is one thing I never seem to bother keeping up with.    Whenever I need … Continue reading

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Feeling sorry for inanimate objects.

Credit: Danielle Hamer Photography/Abandoned Objects I saw someone’s tweet today that caught my attention because I could relate to its sentiment. True story @ work tonite I completely crushed a paper cup out of stress at work & almost threw … Continue reading

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We live in dark times, but…

Yes, we are living in very dark times.  Not just here in America, but in many other countries around the world.    It’s enough to send the most emotionally healthy person into the pits of despair, but we can’t allow … Continue reading

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A cult-like orgy of anger and hate.

Someone on Facebook by the name of Joel Tooley lives in Melbourne, Florida, where the Trump rally that took place on Feb. 18 (really, a campaign rally for 2020!) was held.  Mr. Tooley is not a Trump supporter, but he … Continue reading

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Mystery package!

It drives me crazy when I get one of those orange slips from the Post Office saying I got a package or certified letter but am not there to sign for it. Being the worrywart and catastrophizer I am, I … Continue reading

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How Steve Bannon is exploiting a perfectly valid theory of history to create war and chaos.

Like his hippie predecessors, Steve Bannon wants to take down the Establishment — only this time from the far right. (credit: Huffington Post) One day back in 1997, while I was a stay at home mom and my kids were … Continue reading

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Psychology should be required for middle and high-school students.

Psychology, when it’s offered at the high school level, is offered as an elective course — which means it’s not required to graduate.    Many, if not most, high schools, don’t even offer Psychology as an option.   It’s only … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Titanic.

It was an “unsinkable ship,” crowed its hubristic builders.   But the Titanic wasn’t unsinkable, and there were far too few lifeboats to save everyone it carried, so many of its passengers perished in the ice cold waters of the … Continue reading

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