Under Pressure: A Song to Greet 2022

Hi. How are you doing? I haven’t posted for a while because honestly, I don’t know what to say. There is a vast empty space where coherent thoughts used to be, a gaping hole in my ability to make sense of the world. It is as if I’ve completed most of the puzzle and canContinue reading “Under Pressure: A Song to Greet 2022”

A Personal Policy Brief on the State of my Reading

Background Since I could decipher the little swiggles on the page as words, I have identified as a reader. Reading was my thing, books my happy place and my comfort object, the thing I never left home without. I never felt too upset if I had to wait in line because I had a bookContinue reading “A Personal Policy Brief on the State of my Reading”

New Year’s Resolution #1: Boycotting the Monkey Exchange

My motto for this coming year: Not my circus, not my monkeys. There is nothing we humans like more than to surreptitiously gift our monkeys to someone, and taking on other people’s monkeys can become second nature if we don’t watch out. The problem with monkey gifting is that it affects our circus ecosystems. WeContinue reading “New Year’s Resolution #1: Boycotting the Monkey Exchange”

New Year’s Resolutions? Ummm…maybe. If I feel like it.

‘Cause that is how committed I feel to the whole process. Sure there are things I can improve. Contrary to popular belief, I am not perfect. (Just kidding-Geesh, you are so serious.) I could probably lose a few pounds, do a few more crosswords, be a little more ecologically friendly. I could probably make aContinue reading “New Year’s Resolutions? Ummm…maybe. If I feel like it.”

New Year’s Resolutions=Hard

I admit it. I like the idea of new year’s resolutions. They appeal to my linear, think only inside the box brain. The simplicity and elegance of the activity is perfect in theory: make a list of various things you want to improve in yourself on January 1rst. Accomplish them by December 31rst. Et voila!Continue reading “New Year’s Resolutions=Hard”