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669th Friday Blog Roundup

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:48:39 +0000

This week I went into my settings to discover what Facebook knows about me.  90% of it is wrong.  I really felt like I was being trolled by Facebook; like it was showing me wrong information to tease me.  But it did figure out that I like video games.  I do.  I like video games […]



Who Is Sitting Next To You

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:28:25 +0000

I read the most moving piece this week.  The authors asked the people on the R train for their personal story and collected them into one Humans-of-New-York-like piece “that attempts to capture the city’s voice through first-person stories, spoken and written, about how our disparate lives intertwine.” Like there’s the kid on his way to […]



I Want This

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:24:25 +0000

I want this. I rarely read an article or see an ad and think, “I want this.”  Sometimes I look at something and say, “Oh, that’s nice.”  But I never bookmark it or write it down.  I don’t buy many things — I don’t like shopping and I really don’t like clutter — so the […]



#MicroblogMondays 168: CPR Party

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:56:47 +0000

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* I read about this great idea recently.  You know how people host LuLaRoe and Stella & Dot parties?  Well, this person helps you host a CPR party. You get the friends together and put out […]



Pet Peeves

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 12:47:16 +0000

One of my biggest pet peeves is when other people foist their ideas about money or time well spent on another person.  I have a pretty good sense of myself; of what I like and don’t like.  I like indoor activities, flat land, bleak beaches.  I dislike outdoor activities, mountains, and heavily populated events or […]



668th Friday Blog Roundup

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:18:18 +0000

This week I taught the youth of America what it is like to be a writer for Career Day.  I am always shocked when anyone asks me to talk about anything. The kids begged me not to add into my presentation how much time I spend bouncing ideas off of Linus the Guinea Pig.  I […]



All the Questions I Was Supposed to Ask Before Marriage

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:12:51 +0000

I am often shown ads for the New York Times even though we already have a subscription to the New York Times.  (I’m pretty sure that is not how targeted ads are supposed to work.)  Anyway, one of the recent ads linked to an article from 2016.  Odd choice except that I clicked on it.  […]



My Very Own Sherlockian Mystery (or just a story of forgetfulness)

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:33:28 +0000

I believe there has been a tear in the time-space continuum, creating an alternative timeline for my life.  I have proof. Back on Halloween, I opened an old book and a piece of paper came out.  It had a name scrawled on it, sort of like I was writing myself a reminder to call the […]



#MicroblogMondays 167: Silence

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 10:56:59 +0000

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* The BBC had an article about a little while back about the cultural interpretations of silence.  English speakers tend to panic when there is silence, whereas speakers of other languages see it “as a valuable […]



Mental Sampler 14

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 12:27:32 +0000

I went to see a performance of Our Town.  Even though I’ve seen the play many times, I still started sniffling when George and Emily went out for the ice cream sodas.  And I was full-out wailing by the time we got to the cemetery. I know some people think Our Town is maudlin and […]