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The surrealism wears off

The surrealism wears off over time. For anyone with medical issues that has taken away their freedom of movement, it must seem surreal. It certainly does for me. I was diagnosed with migraines in 2005, and over time I’ve lost ever more freedom of movement. Those...

The holiday season

The holiday season is a term that makes me scratch my head. What, exactly, is the holiday season and when does it start and end? I thought about this because earlier this month I planned to make a Halloween video with the daycare kids. But high temperatures in the low...

After the power shutoff

After the power shutoff, life here in my home office and the (small) city of Jackson have returned to normal. On Monday, October 7, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) announced they would shut off power on October 9 and 10. The reason, they said, was due to forecast...

Writing down accomplishments

Writing down accomplishments is something I don’t do every day, but I write at least twice a week. I prefer to type my accomplishments in Word files called “personal logs”. (Some write their journals in longhand in paper journals, but for now I write...

Choosing the right path

Choosing the right path is a common theme among influencers in my social media feeds. You must make more money or cut back on your expenses. Listen to yourself, but act like who you want to become. You have to relax more but you have to do more right now. And...

Social media sirens

Social media sirens call to me every day on my computer and my smartphone. I like to be up to date, so I’m especially susceptible to their call. So, this past weekend I culled some of my social media contacts as part of my continued effort to tune out...