Sucking at This

It’s been nearly two years since I posted last. Maybe it’s because I work all the time?I’m trying really hard to push myself to not work as much in the evenings. In doing so, I’ve started challenging myself to watch whatever is recommended to me on facebook. I use facebook mostly for quick news checks… Read more Sucking at This


I haven’t posted in a very long time, obviously. Why? Well, in January of 2019 my mother had a stroke. She seemed to recover, but with some bad effects. After a few months, things got worse and in November of 2019, she passed away. This site’s original intention was for me to communicate with my… Read more Change


I just finish watching Avengers Endgame. I’m trying to process it all. I rarely ever feel emotion over a movie that is not based on fact but I do for this one. I don’t even know what I feel. Perhaps I’m just accepting that this was the last of the original movies and now we’re… Read more Endgame


A topic of conversation lately has been that of receiving “kudos” or accolades. I don’t like public presentation of accolades. I want to hear a genuine, unsolicited response from in the moment. I’ve won a number of awards over the years and that’s all well and good but, the moments I feel like I’ve accomplished… Read more Kudos

In My Head

I compose a lot of entries in my head. They somehow never make it here. Here’s one that flits in my head often… Throughout my 20+ years as a professional, it has more often than not been men that have stood by me and rallied behind me to get equivalent pay. It has been women… Read more In My Head


Having worked in local government and also in the local media, I know the low level shadiness that goes on inside and between both. I’ve just come to distrust everything that I don’t witness for myself. I don’t even post or repost articles on Facebook unless I’ve verified them from three different sources. And that… Read more Shady

I Read

I was given the nickname of MacGyver about 10 years ago. This was due to my knowledge of seemingly random information. Information that I am able to use to to solve problems. I have been asked many times how is it that I “know all this stuff?” I usually answer, “I read.” The honest answer… Read more I Read


Dear Abby used to appear in the same section as the comics did in the Sunday paper. I would occasionally read the column. I can distinctly remember the column that made me never read it again. It was the column about toilet paper orientation. At nine years old I decided her advice was not worth… Read more Orientation