Category: All about me

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Depressing, Isn’t It?

It’s glorious how for those first few days after some high-profile person commits suicide that depression and national help hotlines get back in the headlines, isn’t it? Except it isn’t. It’s a Band-Aid, a weak offering of help to those who cannot, will not, and may not even realize they need to ask for help. While the world has made...

So, It’s Been a Year…

Pardon my vanity, but honestly, that’s what a blog is all about, right? This blog is, and frankly, always has been, about me. And those around me. And I’ve always wanted it to be something that was entertaining, interesting, meaningful, and, well, something I’d be compelled to do because it was cool. And fun. Almost 22 years after I started...

The Struggle Is Real

It’s been about 15 months since I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I knew it was coming because, let’s face it, we’ve all been informed of the risk factors and you can check them all off with me, so I know it was pretty much self inflicted. But that isn’t an excuse. But diabetes is┬áthe kind of disease that...

What Am I Doing?

I’m embarrassed to say that the last I posted was on May 27th…That┬áLincoln review below was the topic. And since? Bupkus. Zilch. Nada. Not even through the momentous events of the last few weeks, which are so brilliantly documented in those postage stamp-sized photos to the right. I have spared you nary a drop of verbage, dribbled out of my...

The New Shoes

I’d like to think that three weeks away were due to some important, life-changing set of circumstances that will help fill the page here for months. But alas, no such luck. April, May and June are shaping up to be overwhelmingly scheduled with Events–yes, those momentous occasions that cause titles to be capitalized–and that leaves the weeks in-between as times...

Sorting

I’ve been working on a bit of a project lately, and figured I’d share with the class, not because I’m trying to say that this is the reason I’ve been away from the blog for so long, but because of what I’m finding in the process. For some reason, I’ve always been pretty organized about my e-mail at work–having filters...

The Twelve(ish) Guilty Pleasures of Christmas

I know. I’m not going to end up anywhere near 12. Just accept it and get over it. Today’s guilty pleasure is a little odd, but it’s also a broad collection of things. It’s the feel good, or sad, make-you-cry story or video on the internet. You know the ones: videos of soldiers coming home from a war zone for...

The Twelve(ish) Guilty Pleasures of Christmas

Day three. And this one hurts a little. One of the great double-edged swords of our modern mobile-technology age is that everyone–and I mean damned near everyone–almost always has a camera with them. And more likely than not, that camera has internet access. This means that those people can post cute pictures of their kids, animals, or landscapes; or they...

The Twelve(ish) Guilty Pleasures of Christmas

Day two. Continuing from yesterday’s website theme, the next guilty pleasure is a set of sites I go to at least once a week, and sometimes twice a week. They’re the types of sites that I believe makes the internet such a wonderful place–with so many people of varying interests, it’s great to have well-made and maintained sites that cater...

The Twelve(ish) Guilty Pleasures of Christmas

Welcome to a new feature here at the ol’ blog, wherein I lay out the guilty pleasures I enjoy both around this time of year and during the rest of the year. Might as well give thanks for all of them and air my shame all at the same time, right? First up, I’ll celebrate the odd and wonderful collection...

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