(TL;DR being short was not a handicap – now read the rest.) My younger brother, Daniel was next on my gift hit list. What to say about Daniel? He’s brilliant, introverted (nearly hermitic), kind to cats, a touch OCD, cute in a short dude way, and a collector of all sorts of fandom memorabilia. My … More Cabinet of Curiosity and a Round of Applause
(TL;DR – Love wins. Now read the whole thing.) Okay, let’s talk a bit about love versus fear. For me, the holidays are always hard and I tend to make myself and everyone else around me completely miserable, so this year I gave myself a project. I would do something nice for the various people … More Postcards and paranoia.
In this age of rampant consumerism, I have discovered that I am not happy. My Amazon stuff does not make me happy. The new shirt did not make me happy. The books and movies and internet did not make me happy. In fact, if anything between the constant brokeness and the buyer’s remorse I find … More The Zero Spending Month Experiment
Well, this will probably get me unfriended. How mortifying. 🙂 My reasons for quitting Facebook are numerous. It’s a distracting time suck. I am far more productive when I am not using it. I am a professional and published author who writes basically NOTHING when Facebook is available to me but who rather spends large … More 12+ Reasons Why I Don’t Like Facebook Anymore
Hello, readers. Sorry not to write in awhile, but I’ve gone temporarily insane as evidenced by where I am writing this from. You see, this is Day 4 of my social media free health retreat. And the first day I’ve had time to write. So a little background is in order here. On May 25, a … More Some time IRL – why oh why…
So I am going to risk a rant here on Greenville racism. Greenville is actually a very well integrated, multicultural city. We have Germans, Russians, Sufi, Saudis, Hindu, Hispanics, Latinos, French, and more due to the various international and national companies with home bases here. When my partner and I moved here we were both … More Bah humbug. Racism in Greenville, SC this weekend.
So here is why the concept of a “War on Christmas” makes absolutely zero sense. There is a reason it is called Christmas, you know – the word is Latin, Christ + mas. Or rather Christ plus more, and that is precisely how all this mess got started… the Christian beliefs were added to, admixed … More Why “War on Christmas” makes no sense.
Hello, all. I am opting out of the gift giving cycle this year. Those who feel they owe me something for whatever reason are invited to give to the following charities in my name instead. Here are quick links to my preferred charities. UN SYRIAN REFUGEE FUND : donate.unhcr.org/syria DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/ccupdate.cfm THE WOUNDED … More Opting Out of The Consumer Christmas Cycle -Links to my preferred gift giving charities
I was thinking about the oddities of social media photography today. When I was a kid I grew up in a house wallpapered with family photos. My grandmother dutifully recorded and kept pictures of her husband, each child and each grandchild and each great grandchild and all their various life landmarks. Photos abounded of first … More Why I own no photographs.
So Day 10 and while I am still being productive, I feel incredibly on edge. Rather like a big bag of jangly broken glass. I’d say I was definitely addicted to my likes! (Relevant music video here! – http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6907128/might-as-well-face-it-youre-addicted-to-likes-music-video) So today, I got curious and started looking into social media exterminating software. I figured that … More Social Media Free Challenge – Day 10